Here comes our twelfth entry in our newly returning comic strip series Connect Them All. In Connect Them All, every film and TV property in existence takes place within the same shared universe. Whether linked by an actor, a setting, an item, or any other possible connecting tissue, Connect Them All will explore the connections between various shows and movies.
For this week’s comic, we explore the recent demand by Roberto Escobar (notorious Colombian drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar’s brother) that Netflix pay him $1 Billion, since their series Narcos follows the life of his brother. Though Roberto was cut from the series entirely, he was a high ranking member of his brother’s Cartel, acting as Accountant and Leader of Escboar’s hit squad. Roberto Escobar registered the rights for his family name, and his brothers story, in 2015 in California by forming the company Escobar Inc. The rights to the stories of public figures has always been a grey area, especially when the public figure in question is being depicted was responsible for criminal behavior, as is the case for Pablo Escobar.
As a side note, Spanish speakers might notice that we used Mexican Spanish rather than Colombian Spanish. This was intentional, as one of the biggest criticisms of the first season of Narcos in Columbia was the inaccurate regional accents used by the Actors. The Spanish translation for this strip was handled by Veteran Nintendo Enthusiast Writer, and all around good guy, Alejandro Balderas, who also provided this more accurate Colombian Spanish translation.
Pablo: ¿Pero como asi que anda pidiendo mil millones de dolares a Netflix?
Roberto: ¡Es que no pueden usar nuestras historias y rostros de a gratis!
The second season of Narcos was released on Netflix on September 2nd, 2016. The series has been picked up for another 2 seasons, though the Pablo Escobar story was concluded in season 2. Seasons 3 and 4 will follow the stories of other notorious Drug Kingpins and then men who hunted them.
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