While fans are all excited for Narcos Season 2 to catch the next in line episodes which detail the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, it seems that they will have to wait a little bit longer for the show?s continuation.
Escobar’s real life brother, Roberto, asked Netflix to allow him to review the second season of the Netflix Original Series Narcos before it will be released this September. The former accountant of the Medell?n Cartel reached out to Netflix through a statement issued by the Escobar Inc., according to Business Insider.
?I am submitting a formal, friendly request to review this material solely on an informational basis,? Escobar wrote. ?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.?
Roberto’s associates claimed they had been trying to get in touch with Netflix since the last season of Narcos.?”We tried to contact Netflix after we had registered the rights to Pablo, prior to Narcos being released with no response,” Escobar Inc. CEO Olof K. Gustafsson said in a statement. “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.”‘
Roberto had registered successor-in-interest rights to his brother Pablo and the Escobar family name in California in 2015, the same year Narcos premiered.
Though Roberto has asked for a ?friendly review,? he could still cause some trouble for Netflix in case they don?t agree to let him review the show. And in case he finds something unfavorable or inaccurate about himself or his family, he could possibly ask showrunners to make changes which will definitely cause delays for the show. Roberto had once claimed that Pablo had committed suicide though official accounts say he was shot dead by the Colombian National police.
Though Roberto has not been depicted in the biographical series so far, but considering that he was the lead accountant for the Medell?n cartel and even the chief of the hitmen at one point, there is a strong possibility that his character will make an appearance in the second season.
Another possibility is that Roberto may be trying to position himself in order to get a revenue cut from Netflix. This could mean another delay much to the disappointment of fans anticipating Narcos Season 2.
However, since Netflix has already set the release date and the fact that it is a fictionalized version of the story, it is highly unlikely that the show could be delayed.?Maurice Compte as Horacio Carrillo; Boyd Holbrook as Steve Murphy; Pedro Pascal as Javier Pe?a
Narcos Season 2 is expected to premiere September 2, 2016 on Netflix. 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 Pe?a. Season 2 is reportedly going to be about drug kingpin Pablo Escobar?s ultimate demise at the hands of security forces.