Narcos recasts for season 4: Pedro Pascal out; Diego Luna in
Narcos is doing a major casting shakeup for season 4.
Star Pedro Pascal is no longer starring in the series, Netflix confirms. It’s unclear if his character will not appear in the new season at all, but he’s definitely no longer starring.
Instead, two new actors are joining the acclaimed drug drama: Michael Peña (Ant-Man) and Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) will lead the upcoming fourth season.
Pascal costarred as DEA agent Javier Peña, who was tasked with Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons and then the Cali Cartel in season 3. Production recently began on the new season in Mexico City, Mexico, and season four will be set in Mexico. The story will focus on the Guadalajara cartel, and producers have noted that means the show’s focus will be going back in time to the late 1970s and ’80s.
Netflix confirmed the new cast with a teaser on YouTube:
The new season is slated to premiere sometime in 2018.