Pablo Escobar’s Brother Wants to Review ‘Narcos’ Season 2 Before Premiere
Anyone well-versed in the biopic would recognize that at least some details are inevitably fictionalized, but with Netflix’s Narcos Season 2 reaching a crucial juncture in the tale of Pablo Escobar, the late drug kingpin’s family wants to be sure they get it right. Escobar’s real-life brother Roberto wants to review Narcos Season 2 before its release, wanting to weigh in on its “validity.”
Variety reported on the surprising request, which follows an identical inquiry Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria made of the first season, one Netflix apparently ignored. Now, a new statement released through Escobar Inc., Roberto and Escobar Inc. CEO Olof K. Gustafsson offers a “formal, friendly request” to screen the season before its September 2 return:
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.
Adds Chief Operating Officer Daniel D. Reitberg:
Look, these guys are based in California, I think they should consider working with me and my partner to make Roberto (Escobar) a happy man. All he wants to do is review their show, and if they want to pay for such content reviewing services—that’s great!
Intriguingly, the Netflix series has more or less ignored Roberto Escobar, who served as accountant for the Medellín cartel, and was imprisoned in 1993. Netflix also declined to comment on Escobar’s request.
Narcos Season 2 will premiere on September 2, with or without Roberto’s review, so check out the teaser below.