“I am submitting a formal, friendly request to review this material solely on an informational basis, said Roberto Escobar Tuesday in a statement from 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.”
In the series, Wagner Moura stars as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. The series chronicles the real-life stories of the infamous drug lords of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on.
Roberto Escobar registered successor-in-interest rights to his brother Pablo and the Escobar family name in California in 2015, the year Narcos premiered. Escobar Inc. CEO Olof K. Gustafsson said the company tried to contact Netflix before the series debuted in August 2015, but did not receive a response.
Netflix did not respond to a Deadline request for comment.