Escobar submitted what he called a “formal, friendly request” to review the series, which chronicles the life of Pablo, “solely on an informational basis.”
“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,” Escobar said in a statement issued Tuesday morning by Escobar Inc.
Escobar registered successor-in-interest rights to Pablo and the Escobar family name in California through Escbar Inc. in 2015 — the same year “Narcos” premiered. Escobar Inc. CEO Olof K. Gustafsson said they attempted to reach out to Netflix prior to the series’ debut, but did not receive a response.
“I think it is important that they recognize Roberto Escobar’s wishes to review the show they are putting out, ensuring the family and viewers of an accurate portrayal of Pablo and Roberto,” Gustafsson said.
Netflix did not respond to Variety‘s request for comment.
“Narcos” season 2 will premiere on Sept. 2.