Gaumont Television will produce new shows such as Narcos and Narcos: Mexico. We hear that Alejandro Edda is in discussions to revisit his character as Joaqun ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, which is also not surprising considering he played the character in 24 episodes of Narcos: Mexico over 3 seasons on Netflix.
Will the storyline continue from its last setting in Narcos: Mexico?
By the end of Narcos: Mexico, several key players in the Mexican cartel are dead, imprisoned, or have their level of authority compromised.
Amado Carrillo Fuentes “died eventually” as a result of difficulties with reconstructive surgery, and even if reports that he was alive are true, Amado went out of business and retired, putting the power of the Juarez cartel on the shoulders of his brother Vicente.
Ramón Arellano Félix, the boss of the Tijuana Cartel, is killed before he can take action against the Sinaloa Cartel. This implies that the two siblings are feuding for leadership of their cartel, and conflict with the Sinaloa Cartel looms.
Despite being imprisoned, El Chapo was able to amass far greater power and authority. Following advice from Héctor Luis Palma Salazar, he takes Hector and is transferred to another jail, placing him under the control of the Sinaloa and El Mayo cartels.
El Chapo’s rise to fame as one of the Cartel’s wealthiest, most powerful, and also most serious offenders has been built on blood and cocaine.
El Chapo’s $2.5 million escape from jail in 2001 made him probably the most wanted criminals, with repeated attempts to catch him spearheaded by US officials, but he managed to evade capture for 13 years.
Around that period, unparalleled amounts of cocaine reached the United States, potentially making El Chapo one of the richest men in Mexico.
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) considers his wealth and influence similar to that of legendary Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. El Chapo’s net worth is estimated to be worth a total of $12.6 billion.
The 2000s was also a time of conflict for several Cartels, as they fought over the power gap left by the collapse of the Guadalajara Cartel.
For the narrative to start off it is essentially where it left off, with El Chapo still very much in jail; from there, we will witness his ability to lead the Sinaloan Cartel from behind bars, until his final escape after facing deportation to the United States.
After that, we will witness the continued conflict between the Mexican cartels as El Chapo and his Sinalo Cartel emerge bigger, stronger, and richer. The initial season will most likely revolve around 15 years with his last arrest in 2014.
Additional information about the Narcos El Chapo Spin-Off Series
For all the fans attempting to find El Chapo stuff before El Chapo’s potential Narcos spinoff, Netflix is enough. Three seasons of the Univision-produced show are only available on Netflix, together with two documentaries, The Day I Met El Chapo and Drug Lords.
Netflix has also collaborated with the creative department of Narcos on several other drug shows based on Griselda Blanco, featuring Sofia Vergara.