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Pablo Escobar’s Brother Blasts ‘Narcos’ for ‘Lies,’ Seeks Profit

Roberto Escobar seeks “rightful opportunity to review” Season Two of crime-thriller in letter submitted to Netflix

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Pablo Escobar's brother has requested to review Season Two of Netflix's 'Narcos' after discovering alleged "lies" in first season.

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Roberto Escobar, brother of infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, has requested that Netflix correct “mistakes, lies and discrepancies” found in the first season of crime-thriller Narcos, which explores the rise and fall of the Colombian drug lord. Roberto, the accountant in the Escobar empire, recently submitted a letter to the streaming service, demanding “the rightful opportunity to review” a potential second season, TMZ reports.

Within Roberto’s letter, described within as a “friendly request for cooperation,” he also requests that Escobar Inc. receive a cut of profits from the series, which premiered last August. “I hope you are not profiting from my show, and if you are I ask you to share some profits with us,” he writes. “I may be wrong, but I do not believe you may profit on my name, my brother’s name and my family’s name and our likeness, unless you pay and get our approval.

“All we want is to make sure things are done right,” the letter continues. “My brother would not have liked Season 1, maybe he will enjoy Season 2 if you respond [to] me and we solve this issues [sic].”

While Roberto doesn’t specify what the “mistakes, lies and discrepancies” are, he writes that these issues deviate from “the real story, the story that I not only was part of making, but that I survived from.” He calls himself “one of few surviving members of the Medellin Cartel,” along with “Pablo’s closest ally” and “brother for life.”

A rep for Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In addition, he requests Netflix “not release any merchandise, as we control all such rights.” TMZ reports that the letter, which is stamped with the Escobar family seal, was written by Roberto at an “undisclosed location in Colombia.”

Narcos Season Two will premiere September 2nd on Netflix. The first season made Rolling Stone‘s list of 2015’s 25 Best TV Shows.


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