Pablo Escobar's Brother Is Demanding $1 Billion From Netflix For 'Narcos'

"If we don't receive it, we will close their little show."

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The family of late Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar are threatening to shut down Narcos if Netflix doesn't cough up $1 billion.

Escobar's brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, claims that Netflix used Pablo's name and story without the family's permission.

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In a recent interview to the Hollywood Reporter, Gaviria said: "Right now, we are in discussions with them through our attorneys Browne George Ross LLP to obtain our $1 billion payment. If we don't receive it, we will close their little show."

Escobar's surviving 71-year-old brother initially made contact with Netflix last year over the $1 billion he believes is owed in royalties.

He then filed a lawsuit via his company Escobar Inc., for "intellectual property violations".

The company owns the trademarks for NARCOS and CARTEL WARS and Olof Gustafsson, the CEO of Escobar Inc., believes that's why the steaming giant will have to make a deal.

Gustafsson said to the Hollywood Reporter: "At the end of the day, if we don't take a deal, then we own the trademarks. They would have to rebrand their entire show. They know this. This is why they're talking to us. Otherwise they would never entertain any discussions with a drug cartel family."

The interview follows the death of Narcos location manager Carlos Muñoz Portal, who was found shot dead in a bullet-riddled car in Central Mexico.

Gaviria said Netflix were not cut out to film in Mexico and Colombia and the company "should provide hitmen as security".