'Narcos: Mexico': First trailer teases origin of drug war

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A poster of the TV series "Narcos: Mexico." Netflix/Facebook

The first full trailer of the new TV series “Narcos: Mexico” has been released online. The show is set in the 1980s, and it explores the origin of the drug wars that eventually reached the US. Based on true events, the series is full of blood and drama.

The dark and gritty new TV series tells the story of Mexican drug lord Miguel Angel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna). The trailer [see below] shows how Miguel saw an opportunity as a young man to make a lot of money quickly. That opportunity involved selling illegal drugs.

From facing opposition in his home country, to expanding his business, Miguel will have to climb over a lot of dead bodies to achieve his dream. The trailer shows him talking about building an empire.

Managing the crops, the drug-manufacturing lab, and the distribution; each step is dangerous and risky. The American Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and others are hot on the trail. The cops see Miguel as the Rockefeller of marijuana, an illegal drug at that time.

Michael Peña plays the role of Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, a Mexican-born undercover agent for the DEA. This is one of the most highly anticipated characters on the show. Peña is playing a totally different character in the TV series, compared to the funny Luis he plays in the “Ant-Man” movies.

Apart from Mexico and US, one other country that will be featured in the film is Colombia. With the business of the drug trade evolving due to cost and distribution concerns, Colombia emerged as a hub for drug dealers at a later stage.

With all the money coming in for Miguel, there is also a lot of opulence on display. The TV series will show the character enjoying in some classy parties and women.

“Narcos: Mexico” is set to premiere on Nov. 16 on Netflix.

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