After wrapping up its Pablo Escobar storyline in Season 2, Narcos is getting ready to take on other key players of the drug trade. As previously speculated, Netflix’s acclaimed drama will shift its focus to a new cartel in the next season. So who will it be and can we expect any previous characters to return? Here are four spoilers we’ve just learned about Narcos Season 3.
1. It will focus on the rise of the Cali Cartel
Season 2 clearly set up the next phase of the show’s drug war, with the final episode shifting focus to Medellin’s rising rival, the Cali Cartel. As the finale suggested, Cali eagerly took over Medellin’s place as the new leader of the drug trade, eventually becoming responsible for up to 90% of the cocaine in the U.S.
As the official Netflix synopsis reads:
Now that the bloody hunt for Pablo Escobar has ended, the DEA turns its attention to the richest drug trafficking organization in the world: the Cali Cartel. Led by four powerful godfathers, this cartel operates much differently than Escobar’s, preferring to bribe government officials and keep its violent actions out of the headlines.