Michael Pena, Diego Luna Join “Narcos”

Michael Pena (“Ant-Man,” “End of Watch”) and Diego Luna (“Rogue One,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien”) are set to star as series regulars in the upcoming fourth season of its period war on drugs drama “Narcos”. Specifics of their roles are unknown.

The fourth season serves as a mini-reboot of the series as, with the last of the Colombian cartels having fallen, the war on drugs shifts to Mexico City and allows for some major casting changes.

The show was previously led by Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal. Holbrook left at the end of the second season, and the third season ended with Pascal’s agent questioning whether he should continue the fight.

A key role in the new season is also expected to be a young version of infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman who was a part of the Guadalajara cartel in its early days.

News of the Mexico shift was first reported after a location scout was killed near Mexico City while working on season four. Production recently began in the city with Jose Padilha, Eric Newman, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard executive producing. The new season premieres sometime in 2018.