Pablo Escobar was a Colombian drug lord whose estimated net worth was over $30 billion. Considered the wealthiest criminal in history, he employed an army of deadly killers, owned judges and local politicians, and he is the subject of the Netflix hit drama “Narcos.”
His brother Roberto, meanwhile, seems to be looking for employment.
With the eagerly-anticipated second season of “Narcos” arriving soon, his brother and former accountant has submitted a letter to the streaming network. According to Roberto, Season 1 of “Narcos” played loosely with some real-life details, so he is generously offering to fact-check the new episodes before Netflix releases them to the public.
“I am submitting a formal, friendly request to review this material solely on an informational basis,” Deadline reports that Roberto Escobar writes in a letter to Netflix from his company 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.”
That may very well be true, as Season 1 of Netflix’s drama was a blood-soaked dramatization of the Colombian drug lord’s rise to power — and the many people who lost their lives in the process. In real life, Pablo was gunned down in 1993 — and although Roberto hasn’t yet been portrayed on the show, he insists that he could bring unique insight to the series.
In 2015, Roberto registered successor-in-interest rights to his brother and the Escobar family name. According to the CEO of Escobar Inc., the company attempted to contact Netflix before the series launch but did not receive any response. Similarly, when Deadline reached out to Netflix looking for comment on Roberto Escobar’s offer, the streaming giant did not respond.
Season 2 of “Narcos” is set to premiere on Netflix Sept. 2.