Nearly 23 years after his passing, late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar still bears a significant amount of infamy in the pop culture medium. Just recently, the famed kingpin’s life story has been revisited in the acclaimed Netflix drama Narcos. With the impending arrival of its second season, word has come that Roberto Escobar, Pablo Escobar’s brother, wants to determine if the show is historically accurate.
According to Variety, Roberto Escobar has sent a request to review the second season of the Netflix drama before its premiere. “I am submitting a formal, friendly request to review this material solely on an informational basis”, he said in a statement issued by Escobar Inc. “It is depicting me, my life, my family and my brother. I think nobody else in the world is alive to determine the validity of the materials, but me.”
Through Escobar Inc., Escobar registered successor-in-interest rights to his late brother and the Escobar family name in 2015, the same year that Narcos premiered. Escobar Inc. Olof K. Gustafsson, the company’s CEO, said the company tried to contact Netflix before the series debuted in August 2015, but did not receive a response.