After spending three seasons in Colombia, Netflix’s drug trafficking drama is heading to Mexico. Narcos: Mexico will feature new characters including roles played by Michael Pena and Diego Luna.

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Netflix unveiled the first look at Pena and Luna’s characters today. Luna (right) is set to play Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo but he goes by only one name: Felix. He is the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, one of the biggest narcos in the history of Mexico and the founder of the modern Mexican drug trade. Quiet but bold, inscrutable but sharp-minded, to all appearances he is a benevolent leader, loyal to his friends, associates, and employees…but his ambition comes before all else.

Pena (above) will play Kiki Camarena, a family man and an undercover DEA agent who garnered valuable intel through a series of informants around Félix and his newly minted Guadalajara cartel, but found he had completely underestimated the sophistication of Gallardo’s system.

Narcos: Mexico will explore the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined. As Kiki garners intelligence on Félix and becomes more entangled in his mission, a tragic chain of events unfolds, affecting the drug trade and the war against it for years to come.

The drama is produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix. Eric Newman is Executive Producer and showrunner. José Padilha, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard are Executive Producers.

In addition to Pena and Luna, Narcos: Mexico is stacked with an impressive cast. Read the additional casting below:

    • Aaron Staton (Mad Men) as Butch Sears

    • Alejandro Edda (Fear the Walking Dead) as Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman

    • Alfonso Dosal (Hazlo como hombre) as Benjamin Arellano Felix

    • Alyssa Diaz (Ray Donovan, The Rookie) as Mika Camarena

    • Clark Freeman (We Go On) as Ed Heath

    • Ernesto Alterio (Cable Girls) as Salvador Osuna Nava

    • Fermín Martinez  (Lady of Steel) as Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno (“El Azul”)

    • Fernanda Urrejola (Bala Loca) as Maria Elvira

    • Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto) as Pablo Acosta

    • Gorka Lasaosa (Brain Drain) as Hector Palma

    • Guillermo Villegas (Sin Nombre) as Sammy Alvarez

    • Horacio Garcia Rojas (Texas Rising) as Tomas Morlet

    • Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Little Children) as Jim Ferguson

    • Joaquín Cosío (Quantum of Solace) as Don Neto (Ernesto-Fonseca Carillo)

    • José María Yazpik (Narcos) reprises his role as Amado Carrillo Fuentes

    • Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) as Roger Knapp

    • Manuel Masalva (Mi corazón es tuyo) as Ramon Arellano Felix

    • Matt Letscher (Scandal, The Flash) as James Kuykendall

    • Tenoch Huerta (Sin Nombre) as Rafael Caro Quintero

    • Teresa Ruiz (Here on Earth) as Isabella Bautista

    • Tessa Ia (The Burning Plain) as Sofia Conesa

    • Yul Vazquez (The Looming Tower, Magic City) as John Gavin