[Narcos: Mexico season 1 spoilers ahead.]
Take a look at the trailer for The Last Narc, an upcoming Amazon Prime documentary series that delves into the the notorious murder and kidnapping of DEA Agent “Kiki” Camarena in 1985.
Camarena was played by Michael Peña in the first season of Netflix’s Narcos offshoot Narcos: Mexico, which is absolutely riveting, must-see television, by the way. This looks to serve as a great follow-up to that, looking into the drug cartel he infiltrated and the shocking truths he discovered that are believed to have led to his kidnapping, torture and murder. There has long, for example, been connections made between the C.I.A. and Camarena’s death.
The docuseries features the testimony of special agent Hector Berrellez, who was assigned to lead the investigation of Camarena’s murder, Camarena’s widow, and three Guadalajara Cartel insiders.
Can’t wait to binge this one. The four-part docuseries The Last Narc, directed by Tiller Russell (Operation Odessa, Precinct Seven Five), hits Amazon Prime on May 15.
Official synopsis and rundown for The Last Narc:
The Last Narc tells the story of a fallen hero, the men who killed him, and the one man who risked everything to find out what really happened and why. Highly decorated special agent Hector Berrellez, who was assigned to lead the DEA’s investigation of Camarena’s murder, peels back the layers of myth and propaganda to reveal the bone-chilling truth about a conspiracy that stretches from the killing fields of Mexico to the halls of power in Washington, D.C.
Berrellez’s powerful testimony appears alongside that of Camarena’s brave widow, as well as three Guadalajara Cartel insiders. These men were corrupt Jalisco State policemen who, at the time of Camarena’s murder, served as bodyguards to legendary drug lords Rafael Caro Quintero and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo. Eventually, they became informants for Berrellez and helped him crack the most infamous murder of the War on Drugs.
The Last Narc is directed by Tiller Russell and a production of Amazon Studios and Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman are executive producers.
Over the course of his career, Russell has explored a variety of true crime cases across his documentary and fiction work including: Operation Odessa, which premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival and was released by Showtime; The Seven Five, which premiered at DOC NYC and was released by Sundance Selects; and the upcoming Silk Road, which stars Jason Clarke and Nick Robinson.