Escobar’s brother asks to review new season of ‘Narcos’

Escobar's brother Narcos

The brother of the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has asked Netflix to review the second season of the hit series “Narcos” before its release.

Roberto Escobar said in a statement released on Tuesday by Escobar Inc. that he had sent Netflix a “friendly request” to review the material “solely on an informational basis.”

“It is depicting me, my life, my family and my brother,” the statement said. “I think nobody else in the world is alive to determine the validity of the materials, but me.”

Although Netflix has kept details of the second season of “Narcos” under wraps, it is understood that the shows will be available for the streaming service’s 81 million subscribers in August, with the death of the feared Medellin Cartel’s “Don Pablo” recreated in the finale.

The Colombian farmer’s son who became the world’s seventh-richest man with his ruthless dominance of the global cocaine trade was hunted for years before police killed him in his hometown of Medellin in 1993.

His brother Roberto was the cartel’s chief accountant and served a lengthy spell in prison. He wrote about the group’s exploits in a book entitled “The Accountant’s Story: Inside the Violent World of the Medellin Cartel.”

During the height of its operations, the cartel brought in more than $60 million a day, providing 80 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States.

Olof Gustafsson, the CEO of Escobar Inc., said he had tried to reach Netflix about the new season but had gotten no 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,” he said in the statement.

Netflix could not be immediately reached for comment.

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  1. Avatar PAUL OTIENO ONYANGO August 13th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    please kenyan media can you be a little serious why don’t you see to it that you are falling prey to Miguna´s plans, the man is simply looking for media coverage and fame. Miguna has been a little convtraversial knowing very well the kenyan public and its media, he announces his coming back so that he can expect a crowd of journalist waiting for him at the airport. waiting to see his arrival.

    1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt August 14th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      @PAUL OTIENO ONYANGO: Please ask yourself why you feel so strongly fighting for someone who might after all be wrong? Miguna raised issues that are very dear to Kenyans. Why do you feel so strongly that Kenyans should not know about their consumption of cancerous maize? Whats that in you that believes Miguna Miguna is spoiling the party? Is it tribal loyalty or outright decency, what is it Sir? Tell us please!!!

      1. Avatar Beloved King August 14th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

        @Kwessi Pratt! “Issues that are very dear to Kenyans!” Go tell Yo mamma such bullshit… Who gave u authority to talk for Kenyans? Maize issue was investigated and the report is public, stop your Miguna like desperate vendetta hate that sees guilty of the people we hate without a reason, simply because they are not like us or are of different group, party, tribe or of different ideology.

        1. Avatar ObieK August 15th, 2012 at 12:13 am

          Leave Kwessi alone, the guy is a Ghanaian masquerading as a Kenyan. and suppossedly a business magnate.

          1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt August 15th, 2012 at 9:57 am

            Am not supposedly business magnate, truly Iam. But if thats not convincing to you, the least I can say is thats not on the table here. Am also not a Ghanaian. Am born Kenyan in Kenyan soil! However, when you run out of steam, please dont resort to mischief, it will let you down my friend!

        2. Avatar Kwessi Pratt August 15th, 2012 at 9:53 am

          @Beloved King: Am not interested in classical nonsense pal. I think am above that heritage. And if the matter was investigated, why were some fellows attempting to suspend ministers? How would one anyway investigate himself? I thought even at some point parliamentary committee on agriculture was barred by some grain firm from accessing their premises? Perhaps, you need to talk to Hon. Mututho! And be sure am certainly not fighting for any tribal idol here. If thats your venture, kindly keep it to yourself.

      2. Avatar PAUL OTIENO ONYANGO August 14th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

        @facebook-100000996986819:disqus : Thank you for commenting on my opinion, this is the way to go, discuss and present our views. First I want to make it very clear that my comment is in relation to the article published that is to say the coming back of Miguna and has nothing to do with the content of his book, that is to say, has nothing to do with judicial or moral judgement on the same. That said I still insist that it is unnecessary to publish and give media coverage to Miguna’s holidays and coming back from the same. How many kenyans prominent and not go for holidays and come back without even a one phrase in the media? I am convinced unless somebody gives me good reasons that will make me not be so, that Miguna is looking for media coverage. Third the issues and all the comments I have made have nothing to do with tribe, I do believe in onething that give credit where it is due. All said and done, I still repeat that my comment has nothing to do with the content of Miguna’s book which in my view is the reason for asking me the questions. Wishing you all the best and expecting further conversation.

        1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt August 15th, 2012 at 11:03 am

          @PAUL OTIENO ONYANGO: I appreciate your comments. They actually have traces of honesty and decency. I like that indeed. However, you have to understand that once Miguna came up with a book of huge public interest, he became instant news. Thats the premise in which he is being covered. Dont also forget that some folks had depicted his trip to Canada as flight from justice. Thus, when its announced that he is embarking on journey back, thats pretty some news. You need to appreciate that pal. Those who dont make news are never news Sir!

          1. Avatar PAUL OTIENO ONYANGO August 15th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

            @facebook-100000996986819:disqus : Thanks once again. I do agree with you that Miguna became a news on the day he decided to publish the book but I do think that it became news because of the subject of his book. Thanks alot and wishing you all the best. The way to in building our beloved country.

      3. Avatar ObieK August 14th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

        Must you always throw in a tribal card whenever you are commenting. Where is this so called tribal loyalty in Paul’s posting? This Caitaani Mutharaba-ini known as “tribe” is in the process of being pound to death, but it keeps rising, but eventually we shall overcome and become one Nation and a people with a common destiny. Death to ethnocentricity.

        1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt August 15th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

          @Obiek: I wish you were as honest as you say! Tribal card has always been there my friend. Infact, some of our guys wont be leaders if they havent utilized it to the full. Anyhow, why is it that most of the guys from the lake are ever ready to fight for pretentious and massively corrupt individuals? Is it not about blood kinship? why is it that once Raila approves something, these are other simply fall for it? I remember during referendum for new constitution, I could hear some drunken fellows shouting that “Raila read the constitution for us!” No wonder when PM failed to get it right, they all went for it! Even when he started shouting about non-existent opposing to the document, we all shouted hallilujah! Even when drunken fellows called innocent people watermelon, we all shouted in unison, yes watermelon..watermelon..watermelon!!!!

          No one cared to understand that no single Kenyan was opposed to the new constitution. The law was drawn by constitution experts led by lawyer Nzamba Gitonga. It was then unleashed on Kenyans to read. After the stipulated period of going through it ended, NOT EVEN A HALF PERSON SAID HE/SHE NEVER WANTED THE CONSTITUTION! We all agreed that some sections of it needed to be amended. The question which was indeed put forward for referendum was “WHEN” we had to amend it. Was it BEFORE or AFTER passage? In a simple situation of timing, where on earth would one get reformers, non-reformers, opposition and watermelons? Needless to add that, to this day Odm fellows are still talking of people opposed to the law! Has insanity creeped too deep in our bones pal?

  2. Avatar kanges August 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Do we need to plead to the midia if you are innocent? come baby come….

  3. Avatar Batiany Ole Kenya August 14th, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Thank you very much miguna, come back and tell us more about the fake reformist Raila Odinga, i will even contribute to your kitty to help you move around. We need more people like you.

  4. Avatar onetwo August 14th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Did he announce publicly when he was going to Canada last month?

  5. Avatar Kenyamoja August 14th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Congrats for having a deserved rest. Now you must have realized during your holiday that Kenya is bigger than you and me and what matters here is development and eradication of poverty, diseases and ignorance. Your holiday is a matter that i wish you were bright enough, you could have kept it to your family as it is your family private affair. You must also have realized that humble, wise, listening, keen and bright people matters more than the loud-mouth who think they know everything but kumbe nothing. Welcome back but help to develop your relatives, village and county since now you have the funds. Remember arrogance comes before a fall or the gods make crazy those they want to destroy. So investment your money and keep to your family since it is a shame for such a loud mouth boastful person who has done nothing to help even a single villager, boy or girl or person to have such a house at home and leterally own nothing even in his local shopping centre. It is a shame. Real shame.

  6. Avatar Ngoma August 14th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Welcome home MM.We hope you have learnt some is our national language and will be required in your county runs


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