Published Jul 06, 2016Last year, Netflix had another winning original series with Narcos. The show followed the story of notorious Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar through his rise and fall. Its second season is due for release on September 2, but Escobar's brother Roberto is now attempting to block its release.
TMZ has obtained a letter that Roberto Escobar sent to Netflix. In it, he demands that the streaming service show him Season 2 for approval before releasing it. He claims that the first season was full of inaccuracies.
"In the first season of Narcos, there were mistakes, lies and discrepancies from the real story, the story that I not only was a part of making, but that I survived from," he writes. "To this date, I am one of few surviving members of the Medellin cartel. And I was Pablo's closest ally, managing his accounting and he is my brother for life."
Further, Roberto demands a cut of the money made from the show. "I hope you are not profiting from my show, and if you are I ask you 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."
While Roberto describes the letter as "a friendly request for co-operation," there's no denying that the Escobar family is not one you want to mess with.
The letter, which is stamped with an Escobar seal, can be viewed here.