Jesse Garcia Talks ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 2 and What Fans Would Be Surprised to Learn

     February 18, 2020

With Narcos: Mexico season 2 now streaming on Netflix, I recently sat down with Jesse Garcia to talk about playing Sal Orozco (part of the DEA task force). During the wide-ranging conversation, he talked about what fans would be surprised to learn about the making of the series, how much he knew about Narcos before being cast, how he prepared for the role, which sequence was the toughest to pull off, the incredible production design, and a lot more.


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Narcos: Mexico season 2 continues the story of Miguel Ángel ​Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna), as he struggles to grow his empire while maintaining control over the various members of his organization. Meanwhile, the American effort to get revenge for the death of Kiki Camerana (Michael Pena) leads them down a dark path. The cycle of violence rages on. Narcos: Mexico season 2 also stars Scoot McNairy, Alyssa Diaz, Alejandro Edda, Gerardo Taracena, Jose Maria Yazpik, and Jesse John Garcia.

Check out what he had to say in the player above, and below is exactly what we talked about.

Finally, if you missed my interview with Teresa Ruiz, click here to watch.

Jesse Garcia:

  • How much did he know about Narcos before being cast?
  • What surprised him about the making of the series?
  • What is the shooting schedule like?
  • The incredible production design on the series.
  • What was he excited to film?
  • What he did to prepare for the role.
  • Why does he think the genre is so popular?
  • Which sequence was the toughest to pull off?