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‘El Chapo’ Returns to Univision for Final Season


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Season three of ‘El Chapo’ will air Monday to Friday, starting Monday, July 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on the Univision Network.

Univision and Story House Entertainment today announced that breakout series “El Chapo” will return for its third and final season on Monday, July 9. The 13-episode season will air Monday through Friday at 10 PM ET/PT on Univision with English subtitles; the No. 1 Spanish-language network broke boundaries by airing the second season with subtitles.

Season three will debut globally on Netflix at a later date to be announced. “El Chapo” is co-produced by Story House Entertainment and Netflix.

With his criminal organization functioning better than many legitimate international corporations, he has become one of the world’s most wanted criminals, as elusive as he is powerful—until now. Season three sees El Chapo’s alliances within the DEA and Mexican government beginning to fall apart, setting off a chain of events that lead to the kingpin losing his strength, his allies, and ultimately his freedom.



Throughout the season viewers bear witness as El Chapo is captured by Mexican authorities, escapes from a maximum security prison, and is ultimately recaptured and extradited. The final season of the ripped-from-the-headlines drama reflects events that take place between 2009 and 2017.

“This season sees the culmination of the journey the characters of El Chapo and Don Sol started in season one,” said series creator Silvana Aguirre. “It has been a great challenge to tell this important story with all its complexities and nuances. We have been privileged to see the audience’s reaction around the world and the success of the series to-date is a testament to the incredibly talented team that worked on the show in the past three years.”

Joining the cast of “El Chapo” for season three are Irán Castillo as actress Vanessa Espinoza; Marcela Mar as ‘Berta,’ an ambitious Congresswoman; ; and Moises Arizmendi as ‘Presidente 66.’

Returning in their roles are Marco de la O as El Chapo; Humberto Busto as Attorney Conrado Sol aka “Don Sol,” a key political party figure; Laura Osma as Elba, El Chapo’s third wife; Diego Vasquez as Ismael, one of El Chapo’s most trusted partners; Ivan Aragón as ‘Quino,’ El Chapo’s son and one of his key lieutenants; Wilmer Cadavid as ‘Dámaso,’ a former deputy warden of a maximum security prison who is a key part of El Chapo’s plot to escape prison.

‘El Chapo’ is created by Silvana Aguirre Zegarra and Carlos Contreras and produced by Daniel Posada. The third season is directed by three talented directors from two countries: Ernesto Contreras (México), Carlos Moreno (Colombia) and Julián de Tavira (México).

Leading into the season three premiere on Univision, UniMas will air a marathon of the 12-episode second season on July 7 and 8, both nights from 5 to 11 PM ET/PT. Seasons one and two are also available for streaming on Netflix.