Pablo Escobar’s story might have ended in Narcos Season 2, but the Netflix series continues. Narcos Season 3 kicks off on September 1, and here are the details of the new villains, which Netflix says are “the biggest drug lords you’ve probably never heard of.”
Cocaine cartels did not end when the drug kingpin Escobar (played by Wagner Moura) was put down in 1993. Instead, another organization took advantage of the focus on Escobar and took control of the drug trade after Escobar’s death. The Cali Cartel emerged as the biggest cocaine cartel in history.
According to showrunner Eric Newman, the Cali Cartel is pretty much a part of the political and economic system and they bought their way in. Unlike Escobar who was an outlaw and protected by the people who loved him, the Cali Cartel is part of the government, businesslike, and composed of accountants and professional money-launderers, per The Hollywood Reporter.