"Narcos" heads to Mexico.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Diego Luna is set to play real-life drug cartel boss Félix Gallardo in the upcoming season of Narcos.
Netflix elected to move their drama from the Caribbean to Central America for its third season. With Mexico as a backdrop, Gallardo builds his drug empire on the strength of marijuana, but soon begins to see the profit margins for cocaine. Ant-Man and The Wasp star Michael Pena plays DEA agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, who is brought down to Mexico to take down Gallardo.
Félix Gallardo, often referred to as "The Godfather," was the creator and leader of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 80's. His cartel was in control of nearly every drug trade route from Mexico to the US. Camarena is sent by the US Government to infiltrate the cartel, but in the mid-80's, Gallardo discovered that he was an undercover DEA agent and had him kidnapped.
After brutally torturing the DEA agent for over a day, Gallardo finally killed him with a power drill to the head. Although the cartel leader was untouchable due to his connections with Mexican politicians, he was arrested several years later and sent to a maximum security prison.
The legendary true story of Gallardo and Camarena will unfold in Narcos: Mexico, which premieres on Netflix November 16.