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‘Narcos’ Blows Past Pablo Escobar in First Season 3 Trailer

The world of cocaine trafficking certainly didn’t die with Pablo Escobar, so why should Netflix’s Narcos? A new evil has filled the void, as Season 3 of the acclaimed drug drama puts out a first teaser for its September return.

In addition to declaring a September 1 premiere, our first look at Narcos Season 3 picks up without Boyd Holbrook’s Steve Murphy, as Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) leads a new team against the ascendant Cali Cartel. It’s hard to tell, but Holbrook’s presence is at least felt with voiceover aping his distinct and gravelly tone.

So reads the synopsis for Narcos Season 3, which seemingly adds the subtitle Rise of a New Empire:

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.

And who are these four horsemen, you ask? Netflix was kind enough to oblige:

Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela (Damian Alcazar)– leader of Cali Cartel, “boss of bosses”

Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela (Francisco Denis)– the brains behind the rise of the of Cali Cartel and Gilberto’s brother

Pacho Herrera (Alberto Ammann)– the on-the-low hitman, runs the Mexican connection and international distribution

Chepe Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote)– runs the satellite NYC empire of the Colombian drug network

And here’s the rest of the new cast, including Sense8 star Miguel Angel Silvestre, Halt & Catch fire star Kerry Bishe, and Broad City star Arturo Castro:

Jorge Salcedo (Matias Varela)– Cali’s head of security who prioritizes his wife and kids’ protection over his bosses

DEA agents Chris Feistl (Michael Stahl-David) and Daniel Van Ness (Matt Whelan), who enter the operation with enthusiasm and inexperience

Franklin Jurado (Miguel Angel Silvestre)– the cartel’s money launderer who unknowingly puts his wife, Christina (Kerry Bishe) in mortal danger

David Rodriguez (Arturo Castro)– Miguel’s oldest son, who is reluctant at first to take a leading role in the cartel structure

We’ll have a full trailer before September 1, but has Narcos successfully replenished its stores for Season 3?

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