After five seasons as Showrunner, Eric Newman will hand over day-to-day showrunning duties for Narcos: Mexico to co-creator and long-time collaborator, Carlo Bernard.
Newman is currently under an overall deal with Netflix on both the feature side (Bright, Project Power) and the television side (Hemlock Grove, Narcos and Narcos: Mexico) and he will segue into overseeing a broadening Netflix slate that includes the previously-announced opioid TV drama Painkiller, Escape From Spiderhead starring Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller and The Upper World starring Daniel Kaluuya. Newman will continue to executive produce alongside Bernard and Jose Padilha.
In addition, Wagner Moura, who starred as Pablo Escobar during the first two seasons of Narcos, will return to the series, directing two episodes in the new season.
Eric Newman said: “I am grateful for my five years at the helm of Narcos and Narcos: Mexico and am immensely proud of what this spectacular team has achieved with these shows. Carlo Bernard is the first person I ever spoke to about this project, over ten years ago, and I am extremely pleased to leave the steering of Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico in his very capable hands.”
The returning cast members include Scoot McNairy, José Maria Yazpik, Alberto Ammann, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Hermosillo, Matt Letscher, Manuel Masalva, Alejandro Edda and Gorka Lasaosa.
Set in the ’90s, when the globalization of the drug business ignites, Narcos: Mexico Season 3 examines the war that breaks out after Felix’s empire splinters. As newly independent cartels struggle to survive political upheaval and escalating violence, a new generation of Mexican kingpins emerge. But in this war, truth is the first casualty – and every arrest, murder and take-down only pushes real victory further away…
The executive producers are Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, José Padilha, Doug Miro, Andrés Baiz, Carlo Bernard and Eric Newman. In addition to Moura, the directors also include Andrés Baiz, Alejandra Márquez Abella, Luis Ortega, and Amat Escalante.
The White Tiger
Written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, feature film The White Tiger will debut in select theaters in December and is coming to the streaming service on January 22.
Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) narrates his epic and darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Cunning and ambitious, our young hero jockeys his way into becoming a driver for Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) and Pinky (Priyanka Chopra-Jonas), who have just returned from America.
Society has trained Balram to be one thing — a servant — so he makes himself indispensable to his rich masters. But after a night of betrayal, he realizes the corrupt lengths they will go to trap him and save themselves. On the verge of losing everything, Balram rebels against a rigged and unequal system to rise up and become a new kind of master.
The White Tiger is based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel.
Colin in Black & White
Jaden Michael will star as a young Colin Kaepernick during his formative high school years in Colin in Black & White. Michael’s past credits include Todd Haynes’ drama Wonderstruck, Baz Lurhmann’s critically-acclaimed The Get Down, and the indie feature Custody. Most recently, Michael starred in the lead role in Lorne Michaels’ comedy, Vampires vs. The Bronx.
Colin in Black & White is a limited series created by Colin Kaepernick and Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Ava DuVernay. Emmy Award nominee Michael Starrbury writes and serves as executive producer, alongside DuVernay and Kaepernick who will appear as himself as narrator of the series.
The six-episode series will provide an introspective look at Kaepernick’s adolescent years as a Black teen growing up with a white adopted family.
It will follow his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity and lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.