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Fans Are Pumped Now That We Know The Release Date Of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 2

“Narcos: Mexico” has finally released the air date for its follow up season and it’s sooner than you think. There is no short supply of the retelling of how the cocaine drug trade, and its infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar, came to be. But that’s not what Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” is about, or rather who it’s about. The Netflix spin-off of the original, Colombia-based series is set in 1985, at the start of the United State’s declared War on Drugs, and is meant to be a companion series to the original with Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) as its star. If Hollywood is going to create Latino-led series that, once again, center around the drug trade, they might as well tell the whole history, right?

“Narcos: Mexico” Season 2 continues to tell the story of how Félix Gallardo went from a farmer to the drug lord of the Guadalajara cartel. 

Season Two will premiere on Netflix on Feb. 13, 2020.

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Fans cannot wait for its release. “Narcos Mexico season two hurry the f*** up please,” is just one of the more measured tweets by one of the show’s fans (@XanRiddlzz). One fan, Julio César (@julio_gtez) announced, in all caps, “AHHH I ALREADY PUT IN MY OFF DAY FOR THIS!!! FINALLY!!!!”. It’s quite possible that “Narcos: Mexico” fans are either very generous with the use of all-caps or they are the most excited fanbase of 2019. “Oh MY FUCKING LORD YEEEEES PATRON,” tweeted @Diogorodrigu3s. Others are noting that it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day show to unite couples from all walks of life. “YES! Finally! Since perfect S1 and S2 I’ve been eagerly waiting for #narcos Mexico S2. Just in time for Valentines :),” tweeted @SilverBlack007.

Meanwhile, this Latino dad had no idea his daughter was filming the beginning of a Narcos: Mexico obsession.

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With a date set for Season 2, we all know we only have a limited amount of time to rewatch Season 1 and get all our loved ones hooked. This daughter caught her father at the exact moment that he leaned in from the comfort of his baby-blue-blanket-backed armchair towards the television to watch Diego Luna blow some mierda up. “My Dad is hooked on Narcos Mexico ????????❤️,” she tweeted, and we’re right there with him.

Here’s what we know so far.

The first season was just the plot set up for Season 2.

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Consider Season 1 a mere prelude to Season 2. We were all shooketh when it was revealed that the narrator, who meticulously retold the story of Félix Gallardo and DEA Agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña), will become a key character in Season 2. We’ll expect to see narrator Scoot McNairy lead a task force to investigate and make arrests in relation into the death of DEA Agent Camarena. Because killing off a main, beloved character in the season finale wasn’t enough — now the narrator is ready to stop telling the story and start being the story.

Alejandro Edda will join the cast to introduce El Chapo to the rest of the gang.

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Alejandro Edda will play Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who obviously becomes a key player in Mexican cartel history. Depending on how long Season 2 is projected to span over any actual length of time, Gallardo could be captured and incarcerated as he was in real life in 1989. While many fans confessed that they didn’t know who Gallardo was until “Narcos: Mexico,” we all know who El Chapo is. Gallarado may have begun gathering factions of drug dealers to build an empire, but his slaying of Camarena only escalated the government war on drugs and catalyzed his capture and arrest. What Gallardo left behind is what El Chapo swooped in to manage.

Gallardo is still alive, serving a 37-year jail term for killing DEA agent Camarena. He has petitioned to complete his sentence under house arrest, due to his ailing health at 73-years-old, but the court denied his request in February 2019.

Season 2 comes just one year after the release of the first season, giving us a reliable timeline for Season 3.

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Today, America’s War on Drugs is best known for the mass incarceration of black and brown people dealing with the mental illness that is alcoholism and drug addiction. We all know how that “war on drugs” failed the American people, but Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” retells the story of how it failed at the source as well. Pop your popcorn, grab your novio and prepare to be enthralled all over again.

READ: ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Is Back For A Second Season: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Turns out Lil Nas X has more than just country rap up his sleeve. The 21-year-old “Old Town Road” rapper has a penchant for literature too.

On Tuesday, the rapper revealed that he’s written a children’s book called C Is for Country.

“I’m dropping the best kids’ book of all time soon!” the rapper shared in a Tweet earlier this week before adding that he couldn’t “wait to share it” with his fans and young readers.

Nas’s children’s book is being published under Random House Kids, a division of Penguin Random House. It is currently available for preorder on their site.

According to the Random House Kids’ website, the book is a story about Lil Nas X and Panini the pony.

“Join superstar Lil Nas X—who boasts the longest-running #1 song in history—and Panini the pony on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown. Experience wide-open pastures, farm animals, guitar music, cowboy hats, and all things country in this debut picture book that’s perfect for music lovers learning their ABCs and for anyone who loves Nas’s signature genre-blending style,” Random House describes in its explanation.

The book is illustrated by Theodore Taylor III and promises “plenty of hidden surprises for Nas’ biggest fans.”

C Is for County comes out Jan. 5.

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Netflix’s Newest Musical Teen Hit Series Stars a 16-Year-Old Afro-Latina Newcomer

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Netflix’s Newest Musical Teen Hit Series Stars a 16-Year-Old Afro-Latina Newcomer

A new teen series has dropped on Netflix that the internet can’t stop talking about. The newest cultural phenomenon that has hit the juggernaut streaming service is a musical series called Julie and the Phantoms, based on the 2011 Brazilian show of the same name.

The series follows a 16-year-old insecure girl named Julie who has lost her love of music after the tragic death of her mother. But with the help of a (stay with us here) band of musical ghosts she stumbles across in her garage, she soon re-discovers her love of singing and performing. Backed by her band of “phantoms”, Julie confidently takes the stage again, blowing everyone away in the process. ,

But the wacky, heartfelt story-line isn’t the only reason people are excited about the show. The buzz around the show is building because its star, 16-year-old newcomer Madison Reyes, is an Afro-Latina singer-actress of Puerto Rican descent.

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Before landing the role of Julie, Reyes was just a regular shmegular Nuyorican girl going to high school in Brooklyn. Needless to say, the process of auditioning for Julie and the Phantoms was both a whirlwind and a game-changer.

“I found out about Julie and the Phantoms through my school. At first I was nervous to send my video in, but after talking to some friends, I sent it in and got a call back,” Reyes told Refinery 29. “From there it was just figuring out when I could fly to L.A. When I finally made it out there, the audition process lasted two days.”

Reyes, for one, understands the burden of her load. “[Julie] is Latin American, she’s got textured hair, she’s a strong and independent female character,” Reyes recently told the LA Times. “As a person of color who wants more diversity [on-screen], I’m kind of scared about the hate comments that I’ve seen other people have to go through, especially women.”

As if having an Afro-Latina actress at the center of a popular Netflix show wasn’t exciting enough, the series is also being helmed by Mexican-American director and all-around legend Kenny Ortega. For those of you unfamiliar with Ortega, he is the creative genius who directed bonafide classics like High School Musical and Hocus Pocus.

Ortega has been publicly effusive in his praise of Reyes. “She has this raw talent that can take on any genre of music, and this promise of greatness that excited everybody,” he told the LA Times. “And yet she’s so relatable and grounded.”

Fans are already calling for a second season after watching the cliffhanger season finale. Reyes, herself, can’t wait to get back in the shoes of Julie. When asked in an interview about where we’ll see her next, she responded: “Hopefully in the next season of Julie and the Phantoms!”. We second that wish.

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