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Narcos: Mexico returning for Season 3 on Netflix, with some big changes

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:08

by Daniel Megarry

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Netflix have confirmed that popular crime drama Narcos: Mexico has been renewed and will return for Season 3.

Set in the 1990s, the new season will explore the globalization of the drug business, and the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire splinters. As newly-independent cartels struggle to survive escalating violence and political upheaval, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerges.

Season 3 will bring with it a number of changes. Perhaps the biggest is that showrunner Eric Newman will be taking a step back after five Narcos seasons.

Series co-creator Carlo Bernard will take his place, while Newman will continue to executive produce.

“I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico and am immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows,” Newman said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter about the change.

“Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over 10 years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of season three in his very capable hands.”

Diego Luna won’t be returning for Narcos: Mexico Season 3

Another important name who won’t be returning for Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico is star Diego Luna. His character, Félix Gallardo, is currently behind bars for drug smuggling, racketeering, and the murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena on the show.

While he acknowledged that Gallardo could have been written into the new season in a small way, perhaps continuing to run his operation from his cell as the real-life Gallardo did, Luna has confirmed he’s done with the show.

Diego Luna in Narcos Mexico
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Diego Luna will not appear in Narcos: Mexico Season 3

“Not for now, not for now, no, no, no,” he told IndieWire when asked if he would make a return as Gallardo. “At the beginning it was fun, but then it became really heavy for me. I need rest, those two years were really intense for me.”

Cast members who are returning for Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico include Scoot McNairy, José Maria Yazpik, Alberto Ammann, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda, and Gorka Lasaosa.

There’s currently no release date for Narcos: Mexico Season 3. We’ll keep you updated once it’s announced.

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WandaVision boss reveals The Office & Modern Family episode coming soon

Published: 23/Nov/2020 15:27 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 15:49

by Daniel Megarry

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As if we weren’t excited enough for WandaVision, it’s now been revealed that one episode of the Disney+ show will take inspiration from hit sitcom The Office.

There’s not long to go until Marvel’s latest TV series WandaVision hits our screens on January 15, 2021, and while we still don’t know quite what the storyline is going to be, there are plenty of teasers from those involved about what we can expect.

The new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will follow Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda and Paul Bettany’s Vision as they live ideal suburban lives – but soon realize that not everything is as it seems.

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WandaVision will take inspiration from various sitcoms through the ages

The latest hint about what to expect from the new series comes from Marvel boss Kevin Feige, who spoke to Empire about the inspiration behind the unique sitcom-style approach the show will take.

We already know that one episode of the show – most likely the premiere – will take the form of a 1950s sitcom, complete with black-and-white visuals and a live studio audience, who no doubt had to sign some hefty NDAs to make sure nothing leaked.

Now, Feige has teased that the show will gradually progress through the decades, ending up with an episode inspired by none other than hit mockumentary series The Office. And yes, there will be fourth-wall-breaking confessionals from Wanda and Vision.

“I loved TV, and watched far too much The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy and Bewitched and everything,” Feige said of the shows that inspired WandaVision. “We go up to the Modern Family and The Office style. The talk-to-the-camera, shaky-camera, documentary style.”

It certainly seems like WandaVision will be different from anything Marvel have done before, and the news of an episode inspired by The Office has got fans pitching their dream scenarios of what could happen.

“Will it have a cameo from Michael Houdini?” joked one Reddit user, while another added: “I’m going to love this show so much. It’s such an odd and creative idea that completely breaks away from the Marvel formula.”

As for the show’s impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was recently revealed that WandaVision will “directly set up” Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which comes out in 2022, with Wanda/Scarlet Witch playing “a key role” in the sequel movie.

While we wait for the new Marvel show to hit Disney+ on January 15, 2021, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about WandaVision including casting, plot rumors, and how it will tie into the wider MCU.