'Narcos' Season 3: Boyd Holbrook Confirmed Leaving the Show; Possible Plot Revealed

By Donna Marie Lapena Padua , Feb 13, 2017 04:17 AM EST

"Narcos" season 3's production is currently underway, but fans will see changes in the cast as new characters are coming in while Boyd Holbrook's Steve Murphy bids farewell. The actor has already confirmed his exit from the show as his role is already reportedly finished. Meanwhile, Pablo Escobar's downfall leads Pedro Pascal's Javier Peña to hunt down El Chapo.

"Narcos" season 3 has already started filming in Colombia, but a familiar face seems to be absent on the set. Holbrook's departure from the show has long been talked about, but it was just recently that the actor confirmed his absence for season 3 that will hit Netflix this year. Holbrook has been cast in the movie "Logan," making him almost unavailable for "Narcos" shooting.

In a recent interview to promote the film "Logan," Holbrook dropped a brief detail about his character and "Narcos." He told We Got This Covered: "it's shooting right now actually, but not with me. I'm not in it." Holbrook's Murphy was initially tasked to take down Pablo Escobar who already died in the finale of "Narcos" season 2. Many then believe that Holbrook reprising his role will not make much sense as the show is also already shifting to another storyline.

It can be recalled that "Narcos season 1 and season 2 focused on the hunt down of the drug kingpin, Escobar. In season 2, Escobar was killed in a shootout with the police team led by Murphy. Although Murphy served as the show's main character and narrator, the production is leaning towards the story of another drug lord where Peña, along with a new character will lead the mission. In addition, it was reported that "Logan" might make Holbrook a bigger star that has to take bigger projects than "Narcos."

Meanwhile, "Narcos" season 3 is reportedly featuring the Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The installment will show the involvement of Mexicans in the cocaine industry which will be led by El Chapo. It has not yet been announced though whom the production signed to play the role.

"Narcos" is arguably one of Netflix's biggest dramas, hence earning its renewal rights. The Cali Cartel becomes the show's skeleton for its plot, and major changes will be seen as revealed in several reports. Miguel Angel Silvestre was the latest actor cast for "Narcos" season 3, and according to previous reports, he will play the role of a money launderer of the Cali Cartel. He is also set to join other actors confirmed for "Narcos" season 3 including Andrea Londo, Michael Stahl-David, Nicholas Gonzalez, Arturo Castro, Matt Whelan, and Kerry Bishé.

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