‘Narcos’ Season 3

The third season of Netflix’s drug drama series, Narcos, debuts Friday, September 1.

Having ended “the bloody hunt for Pablo Escobar” in the second season, DEA agent Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) and his team now set their sights on “the richest drug trafficking organization in the world: the Cali Cartel.” The Cali Cartel will require a new approach: most notably, instead of relying on violence, this crime syndicate prefers bribing government officials.

The Cali Cartel is headed “by four powerful godfathers”:

  • Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar), the “boss of bosses”;
  • Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela (Francisco Denis), “the brains behind the rise of the of Cali Cartel and Gilberto’s brother”;
  • Pacho Herrera (Alberto Ammann), “the on-the-low hitman, runs the Mexican connection and international distribution”;
  • Chepe Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote), who manages the “NYC empire of the Colombian drug network.”

Other new characters include:

  • Jorge Salcedo (Matias Varela), “Cali’s head of security who prioritizes his wife and kids’ protection over his bosses”;
  • DEA agents Chris Feistl (Michael Stahl-David) and Daniel van Ness (Matt Whelan), “who enter the operation with enthusiasm and inexperience”;
  • Franklin Jurado (Miguel Angel Silvestre), “the cartel’s money launderer who unknowingly puts his wife, Christina (Kerry Bishe) in mortal danger”;
  • David Rodriguez (Arturo Castro), “Miguel’s oldest son, who is reluctant at first to take a leading role in the cartel structure.”

For more, visit Netflix.

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