The story of “Narcos: Mexico” will continue for, at least, one more season.

Announced this morning, Netflix has officially renewed “Narcos: Mexico” for a second season, following the show’s premiere last month. It will be the fifth overall season in Netflix’s ongoing “Narcos” franchise.

The show’s renewal doesn’t come as much of a surprise, since despite Netflix refusing to release any official viewership statistics for their original series, “Narcos” has remained one of the platform’s more prominent titles ever since its premiere in 2015.

“Narcos: Mexico” acts as a kind of restart for the franchise too, going back in time to the 1980s and following an entirely new set of characters, all predating the events of the original “Narcos” series.

The series explores the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, starting when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. That all changes with the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel, as Félix Gallardo takes the helm and begins unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. “Narcos: Mexico” follows both Gallardo’s rise, and the efforts of DEA agent Kiki Camarena, who goes undercover to garner intelligence on him.

The series stars Diego Luna, Michael Peña, Alyssa Diaz, Joaquín Cosio, Matt Letscher, Aaron Staton, Scoot McNairy, and more. It is executive produced by showrunner Eric Newman, alongside Jose Padilha, Andres Baiz, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard.

There is currently no word on when the show’s second season will premiere.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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