"A billion is what we used to make in a good week in the 1980s and 1990s."
Season 2 of the hit Netflix series "Narcos" will be returning on September 2nd and everyone who saw the first season is eagerly waiting the show's return. Everybody except Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, who is allegedly demanding $1 billion from the streaming service.
According to Newsweek, Roberto Escobar will seek legal action if his demands are not met.
“If they decline my offer we have attorneys ready to proceed with necessary actions.”
“I don't think there will be any more Narcos if they do not talk to me,” he reiterated. “You have to pay to play, and they are playing me without paying. I am not a monkey in a circus, I don’t work for pennies.”
Escobar added: “A billion is what we used to make in a good week in the 1980s and 1990s. Apparently money is now growing on trees in favor of Netflix after my show was released. They should pay me immediately.”
In addition to the massive payout, Roberto has also submitted a "formal, friendly request" that he be able to review all episodes before they are released- a request which Netflix has ignored since the show's inception.
“It is depicting me, my life, my family and my brother,” Escobar says in the letter. “I think nobody else in the world is alive to determine the validity of the materials, but me.”
And oh yeah, he's also furious that a Brazilian man, Wagner Moura, has been cast to play the role of his brother, Pablo.
“First of all, this man is Brazilian and not Colombian,” said Escobar. “Tell me about this man, what has he done? Does he have any real experience in acting? Does he have any real experience in making cocaine transactions? Has he laundered billions of dollars? Or is he sucking on his thumb and drinking his mother’s breast milk to this date? I believe it is the latter.”
“I don't think that there will be any second season in September of this year. My mother once told me when I was young, to always listen to the older men in Medellin, Colombia. Now I am old, and if they don’t listen to me, I will be sure to be heard. Not only will my voice be heard, I will be compensated fairly,” he said via Escobar Inc. COO Daniel D. Reitberg.
You can check out the Season 2 trailer for "Narcos," which most certainly will be releasing on September 2nd regardless of Roberto's demands, right here.