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Diego Luna, who is preparing to portray Cassian Andor in an upcoming "Star Wars" series for Disney +, won't be returning to "Narcos: Mexico" in season three.


Matt Biedel and Scoot McNairy in "Narcos: Mexico"

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Netflix extended the crime drama "Narcos: Mexico" for a third season on Wednesday. Series star Diego Luna, who portrayed the leader of the drug cartel, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, at the beginning of the series, will not be there in the upcoming season of the show.

Luna's departure from the series had been expected; The actor told IndieWire earlier this year that the show's heavy topic weighed on him and that he was keen to devote time to comparatively lighter projects.

"Not for now, not for now, no, no, no," Luna told IndieWire in April when she was asked if she would like to do more "Narcos: Mexico" episodes. “In the beginning it was fun, but then it got very difficult for me. I need rest, these two years have been very intense for me. "

According to Netflix, the third season of "Narcos: Mexico" will also feature a new showrunner. Eric Newman will hand over the daily show running duties to co-creator and longtime collaborator Carlo Bernard. Newman currently has a general agreement with Netflix on both the feature side ("Bright", "Power Project") and the TV side ("Hemlock Grove", "Narcos" and "Narcos: Mexico") to oversee a themselves expanding Netflix list with the previously announced opioid TV drama "Painkiller", "Escape From Spiderhead" with Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller and "The Upper World" with Daniel Kaluuya. Newman will continue to serve as Executive Producer alongside Bernard and Jose Padilha. Wagner Moura, who appeared as Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of “Narcos”, will return to the series and direct two episodes in the new season.



The recap of the third season of the series is: In the '90s, as the globalization of the drug business ignites, Season 3 explores the war that breaks out after Felix & # 39; Shards. As new independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican royal needles is emerging. But in this war the truth is the first victim – – and every arrest, murder, and defeat only pushes real victory further away.

As for Luna, during the Narcos: Mexico era, the actor can focus on his upcoming Untitled Star Wars series for Disney +, based on the Cassian Andor character he featured in the 2016 movie Rogue One “Has portrayed.

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