"Narcos” is now considered as a successful crime web series thanks to the captivating story and Wagner Moura’s portrayal of the famous Medellin drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar. With this, fans are wondering if the third season will be as interesting as the first two seasons of the show, especially that Escobar was already killed off.

Many audiences had the difficulty in bidding goodbye to Pablo Escobar as a villain. But according to Eric Newman, executive producer of “Narcos,” Cali cartel upped the drug trade ante which adds more thrill and excitement to the upcoming season.

Newman also shared that the Cali Cartel, according to history, has bought the presidency of Colombia shortly after Escobar’s death.

He also added that the government in 1994 chose a different approach after they were tired of the war and violence brought by Escobar in his reigning period.

“It’s a more complicated environment in ways. It’s difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys,” Newman told The Hollywood Reporter.

Who will be the next Pablo Escobar?

Now that Pablo Escobar is dead, fans are keeping their hopes up for the new villain who will be replacing the protagonist-antagonist of the series.

In the announcement of Netflix for confirming the season 3 and 4 of “Narcos,” a video featuring Pablo Escobar fading out in dark space and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela fading in was posted on the social media. The video has a tagline saying, “The blow must go on.”

Despite the video, Newman revealed that Escobar won’t be replaced.

He said that Escobar is a single-celled organism who positioned himself as part of the system while the Cali cartel, led by Gilberto, consisted of complex and multi-celled organisms.

Moreover, he stated that Gilberto will not be the only villain when “Narcos” returns for its third season. Newman said that Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela (Francisco Denis), Pacho Herrera (Alberto Ammann) and a Jose “Chepe” Santacruz-Londono will be introduced as important characters in the series.

What will happen in season 3?

According to a report, “Narcos” will stick to the chronological events in history so it is possible that the season 3 picks up where the second season has left off.

According to Newman, the third season will be composed of few new characters as the series will be narrating multiple stories which he hopes to be captivating to the audiences.

“Narcos” season 3 will reportedly start airing on Netflix in August or September 2017.