Filming for the second series of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ has already begun

Netflix have shared the official cast list

The second series of Narcos: Mexico has already begun filming in Mexico City, despite it being less than a month since the first episodes premiered on Netflix.

The show’s star, Diego Luna has been confirmed to return as the Guadalajara cartel’s godfather and drug lord, Felix Gallardo. Scoot McNairy will also return as the show’s narrator, Walt.

According to Collider, the decision to begin filming a follow up so quickly could be influenced by Luna’s other role as the star of Disney’s upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One prequel series.

The show, originally envisaged as the fourth series of Narcos, was eventually developed as a sister show and premiered on November 16.

Inbetween the two series the show was embroiled in controversy after a location scout was killed and Pablo Escobar’s brother sent a chilling message to Netflix bosses.

37-year-old Carlos Muñoz Portal was scouting locations for season four of the popular Netflix series, before his bullet-riddled body and car were found in a remote area near the borders of Hidalgo state – a hugely violent area of the country.
Then, Pablo Escobar’s brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria (formerly known as the ‘chief of hitmen’), said that he would ‘close their little show down‘ if his family did not receive a $1billion payment from Netflix – and encouraged them to ‘hire hitmen for security’.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the show will be getting a video-game adaptation. “We’re looking forward to creating a game that matches the fantastic storyline and gritty action of the Netflix series,” said Curve Digital’s Brynley Gibson.

“We’re tremendously excited and have some amazing gameplay elements in the works that will please both fans of the show and gamers.”