Narcos: Mexico red carpet event cancelled by Netflix following California wildfires; screening to continue as planned

Narcos: Mexico will chart the rise of the Guadalajara drug cartel in the 1980s, pitting DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Pena) against drug kingpin Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna).

FP Staff November 15, 2018 15:13:25 IST
Narcos: Mexico red carpet event cancelled by Netflix following California wildfires; screening to continue as planned

The raging wildfires in California forced Netflix to cancel the red carpet premiere of Narcos: Mexico. The premiere of the fourth season of the drug drama was scheduled to be held on 14 November but it has now been scrapped, according to Deadline.

Narcos Mexico red carpet event cancelled by Netflix following California wildfires screening to continue as planned

Diego Luna as Félix Gallardo in Narcos: Mexico. Netflix

"In light of the tragic and escalating wildfires in Los Angeles, we will be canceling tonight's red carpet for the premiere of Narcos: Mexico. The screening will continue as planned. We thank you in advance for understanding and encourage your support of one of the many organizations who are helping those impacted," read a statement from a Netflix spokesperson.

This is the third red carpet cancellation by the streaming giant in the wake of the Woolsey fires. Netflix had earlier this week canceled red carpets for the Coen Brothers-directed The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Susanne Bier's Bird Box.

Narcos: Mexico will chart the rise of the Guadalajara drug cartel in the 1980s, pitting DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Pena) against drug kingpin Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna). The previous three series of Narcos focused on the drugs wars in Colombia, first with Escobar's Medellin cartel and then the rise of the rival Cali cartel after his death.

The series is set to premiere on Netflix globally on 16 November.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date:

also read

Brie Larson opens up on turning to vlogging as a form of self care, and taking time off from movies to recalibrate
Entertainment

Brie Larson opens up on turning to vlogging as a form of self care, and taking time off from movies to recalibrate

“It’s exhausting to spend so much time nitpicking in your head every detail of what you’re going to say. I needed to know that it was OK to do something that was silly or simple and wouldn’t blow everything up," says Larson.

Radhe, Toofan, Army of the Dead, The Underground Railroad: What's streaming on ZeePlex, Netflix, Amazon in May
Entertainment

Radhe, Toofan, Army of the Dead, The Underground Railroad: What's streaming on ZeePlex, Netflix, Amazon in May

From Farhan Akhtar's Toofan on Amazon Prime Video, season 2 of Love, Death + Robots on Netflix, and Salman Khan's Radhe on ZeePlex, here's what you can look forward to streaming in May.

Oscars 2021: Netflix leads the tally with seven trophies; Disney claims five awards
Entertainment

Oscars 2021: Netflix leads the tally with seven trophies; Disney claims five awards

Mank, which was the most nominated film at the 93rd Academy Awards, took home the Best Cinematography and Best Production Design Awards for Netflix.