The Story Behind Narcos: Mexico Is Unbelievably Tragic but So Important
Though he's perhaps known for playing the hilarious Luis in Ant-Man and its sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Michael Peña is definitely getting serious with his next big role. Netflix's original crime drama Narcos is returning for another season, but rather than continuing the story of the DEA's battle with Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Cali Cartel, the show will instead air a companion series focusing on drug trafficking in 1980s Mexico. Peña will portray Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, the real-life undercover DEA agent who relocated from California to Guadalajara to gain intelligence on the Guadalajara Cartel and later suffered a gruesome fate.
Read on to learn about the heroic Camarena, and prepare yourself for when Narcos: Mexico premieres in November.