Death of ‘Narcos’ location scout casts doubt over whether Netflix will continue to film crime drama in Mexico The murder of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a Mexican location scout for streaming giant Netflix’s NFLX, -0.11% crime drama “Narcos,” has thrown into question whether the show will be filmed in Mexico. Portal, 37, was shot dead on a remote, unnamed dirt road in Temascalapa, a town in a crime-ridden area in Mexico near the borders of Hidalgo state. According to reports, authorities have experienced problems investigating the murder, given the lack of witnesses to his death. Last July, Hidalgo state reported 182 homicides, a rate of 12.2 for every 100,000 people. Muñoz was a scout for Mexico city production company called Redrum, and was visiting locations for the fourth season of “Narcos.” He previously worked on movies including James Bond film “Spectre” and “Sicario.” Having focused in its first two seasons on Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, “Narcos” turned its attention to Colombia’s Cali Cartel in its third season, which started streaming on Sept. 1. The fourth season of the drama is understood to chronicle the origin of Mexican gangs and it was anticipated that Netflix would film it in Mexico. “Narcos” showrunner Eric Newman told the Hollywood Reporter, “Cali was the cartel that really utilized the smuggling routes through Mexico and the Mexican heroin smugglers who were already incredibly successful. They very much got the Mexicans into the cocaine business, so there is sort of a natural evolution there. As to whether or not I would move directly into Mexico, it’s certainly a possibility.” But with events having taken such a tragic turn, speculation is rife Netflix will shift its production plans for “Narcos” from Mexico back to Colombia. A Netflix spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Netflix last week issued a statement saying, ”We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate."... #BuildTheWall #MAGA Thank God for President Trump.