Netflix Producing Drug Lord Series 'Yankee' in Mexico

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'Yankee' Director Carlos Carrera

The Netflix original about a entrepreneur-turned-narco premieres on the streaming platform in 2019.

Netflix has announced it's producing yet another drug boss series in Mexico.

Shooting in Mexico City, Netflix's latest original series Yankee centers on a young businessman from the U.S. who, to protect his family, crosses the border into Mexico and becomes a drug lord.

Carlos Carrera (The Crime of Padre Amaro) is the main director on the Spanish-language series featuring telenovela star Pablo Lyle. The streamer is working with Mexico City-based shingle Argos, and together the two companies are producing three other series slated to air in 2019 and 2020: Justiciera, El Club and El Jefe.

After three seasons of filming its hit series Narcos in Colombia, Netflix has rebooted the program and is filming season four in Mexico. The drug cartel drama, rebranded as Narcos; Mexico, stars Diego Luna (Rogue One) as Mexican capo Felix Gallardo and Michael Pena as DEA agent Kiki Camarena. The series shifted production to Mexico City after a location scout was shot and killed during pre-production. Narcos: Mexico is set to premiere on Nov. 16.

Netflix has been stepping up production in Mexico as it sees growing competition from the likes of HBO, Fox and Amazon Prime Video, the latter of which is producing a biographical series about Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona.

Among Netflix's multiple original productions, it's currently filming Made in Mexico, its first-ever Mexican reality series, which follows nine wealthy Mexico City socialites and reveals their opulent lifestyles. The show debuts globally Sept. 28.