The second season of Narcos: Mexico is dropping in a little over a month and Netflix certainly enjoys teasing us. Three weeks ago the streaming service gave us a quick look at Diego Luna’s Felix Gallardo in a date announcement video and now we’re getting a bit more information about what is in store for the “Rockefeller of marijuana.”
Much like the Instagram teaser previously released, this new teaser is a little over 30 seconds. Using an eerie, slowed-down version of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” to establish the late-’80s setting, the audience sees Luna’s Gallardo and his group of henchmen, family and friends all sitting down at a long dinner table. The comparisons to Jesus’ “Last Supper” are on full display. Scoot McNairy’s DEA agent, Walter Breslin, is seen listening in a van, putting on headphones as if he’s infiltrated Gallardo’s group. He narrates the video, explaining how “backstabbing’s hard work. It wears you out eventually. No one stays on top forever.”
As Breslin keeps talking the camera moves underneath the long table where everyone, except for Gallardo, is holding guns. Breslin says, “And no one is untouchable” as the camera rises to focus on Gallardo’s face. Similar to the Instagram teaser, Gallardo looks at the camera with fear and apprehension in his face.
Both promos are asserting the same thing, that for all Gallardo’s success he is in for a massive fall. Gallardo’s reign as leader of the Guadalajara cartel set up much of what is going on in Mexico now, so it’s obvious there will be long-standing reverberations discussed throughout this season. It’s interesting that Netflix isn’t giving audiences a lot of exposition to go off of, but it’s enough to whet the appetite for the full season’s release in February.
Narcos: Mexico season 2 drops February 13 on Netflix.