Pablo Escobar's Brother to Netflix: Stop Narcos Until I Review

Roberto Escobar says the first season was full of inaccuracies
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2016 11:03 AM CDT
Pablo Escobar's Brother to Netflix: Stop Narcos Until I Review
This image released by Netflix shows Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar in the Netflix Original Series "Narcos."   (Daniel Daza/Netflix via AP)

Netflix's Narcos series is about the life of Pablo Escobar—but the Colombian drug kingpin's brother doesn't want the second season to air until he's reviewed it. Roberto Escobar says he registered in California last year for "successor-in-interest rights" to his late brother's name and the Escobar family name in general. In a letter to Netflix, he says that the first season contained "mistakes, lies, and discrepancies," and demands that no future episodes be released without his prior review, TMZ reports. "My brother would not have liked season 1, maybe he will enjoy season 2 if you respond me [sic] and we solve this issue," the letter reads.

Pablo Escobar, who "is considered one of the most powerful drug lords of all time," per the BBC, was the leader of the Medellin drug cartel before he was shot dead by police in 1993. Roberto Escobar says he was his brother's "closest ally," and cites California Civil Code 3344.1 in his letter to Netflix; it notes that "any person who uses a deceased personality's name, voice, signature, photograph, or likeness, in any manner, on or in products, merchandise, or goods, ... without prior consent from the person or persons specified in subdivision (c), shall be liable for any damages sustained by the person or persons injured as a result thereof." Netflix, which plans to release the second season of Narcos in September, has not replied to the letter. (More Pablo Escobar stories.)

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