‘Narcos’ spin-off, ‘El Chapo’, currently in development
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‘Narcos’ spin-off, 'El Chapo', currently in development

Netflix is planning a Narcos spin-off named El Chapo which will take place in the same universe as the fan-favourite crime drama that ran from 2018-2021. 

Gaumont Television, the same studio behind Narcos and Narcos: Mexico, are the production company behind the new show, with Alejandro Edda also in talks to reprise his role as Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.

Edda appeared in 24 episodes of Narcos: Mexico, starring the likes of Diego Luna, Scoot McNairy, Michael Peña, José María Yazpik, Alejandro Edda and Teresa Ruiz. 

Known as one of Netflix’s greatest-ever shows, Narcos: Mexico tells the story of the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel and the American DEA tasked with the dangerous job of taking them down. 

The success of the first series of Narcos, which ran from 2015-2017, helped to raise the professional profile of Pedro Pascal, who has since gone on to become a major industry phenomenon. Pascal most recently starred in the HBO series The Last of Us and the Disney+ show The Mandalorian

Take a look at the trailer for Narcos: Mexico below.