Juan Pablo Escobar, the real life son of Pablo Escobar, recently sat down with “O Estado de Sao Paolo” via TeleSur TV and revealed his thoughts about the show that depicts the life of his infamous father. He said during the interview that the plot does not reflect the reality of Colombia and it has left out a very important detail in the narrative.
He said, “First, they should include chapters showing how the [U.S.] Drug Enforcment Agency (DEA) charged my dad ‘taxes’ so he could send cocaine to the U.S. territory via Miami International Airport.”
He added that he offered to become a consultant for the show but director Jose Padilha reportedly refused and claimed that the children may not know fully what has been going on with their father.
According to the New York Post, retired DEA agent Steve Murphy, who has been instrumental in the capture of the drug lord, has been tapped and consulted instead for the storyline that will be included in season 2.
The Bridge star Eric Lange has been confirmed to join Narcos season 2 as Stechner who is described to be a formidable Special Agent in charge of the CIA in Mendellin, and will be working alongside the DEA to assist Pedro Pascual’s Javier Peña in capturing the elusive drug cartel lord Pablo Escobar, played by Wagner Moura.
Release date of the season 2 still not confirmed by Netflix yet but we think it will release in August 2016. You can also check out some crazy facts about Pablo Escobar here.