'Narcos Mexico' Season-2: Real DEA agent tells what to expect
Narcos: Mexico recently aired on Netflix and took viewers deeper into the cocaine trade, this time focusing on the Guadalajara cartels of Mexico and the start of the drug war between USA and Mexico. The war started with the cruel murder of DEA agent, Kiki Camarena. Now, the real James Kuykendall, Kiki's supervisor opens up about what to expect from Season 2.
Who is James Kuykendall, from 'Narcos'?
James was portrayed by Matt Letscher on Narcos and was the agent in charge in Mexico. He was present in 1985, during the time Kiki was kidnapped and joined forces with Kiki's wife, Mika, played by Alyssa Diaz, in a futile attempt to get him back. Apart from his appearance, James acted as a consultant for the show, sharing details about his Guadalajara posting.
A look into the DEA network
For those unaware, Javier Pena was the DEA consultant for the first three seasons of Narcos. He was portrayed by Pedro Pascal. It was Pascal who put James in touch with showrunner Eric Newman, to help out as a consultant for Narcos: Mexico.
Retaliation: The most logical expectation from Season 2
Narcos: Mexico ended by introducing a cowboy-like character Walt Breslin, played by Scoot McNairy, who's set to star in Season 2, as we reported. James puts this in context of the real-life retaliatory operation the USA launched after Kiki's murder. Titled Operation Layenda, it started after Kiki was kidnapped. Season 2 will most likely show Diego Luna's Felix Gallardo attempting to evade this operation.
James feels show should stick to drug cartel-abundant Mexico
James remarked the introduction of El Chapo's character as the driver for Gallardo was fictional, probably indicating that the show wanted to explore his rise to power. The interesting crossover with the Colombian cartels could also give the liberty of exploring gangs like the North Valley cartel. However, James feels they should stick to Mexico since there are plenty of drug trafficking armies there.