Beyond Distribution has signed a deal at the Realscreen Summit with renowned Canadian producer, Trio Orange Production, to acquire a new documentary featuring in-depth interviews with the son of renowned Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, whose life inspired the Netflix series, Narcos.
Pablo Escobar’s Son: The True Story (2 x 60’) is produced by Canadian producers, Trio Orange, and visits the famous places Pablo Escobar used in order to run his cartel. Using brand new footage from the Escobar family personal archives, and an extensive interview his own son, Sebastián Marroquín, the series will show the real story behind the Medellín infamous drug lord. The documentary will also feature the secret and previously unfilmed ‘cocaine road’ Pablo created in order to establish his empire.
Commenting on the acquisition, Eric Hebert, Executive producer at Trio Orange, said:
"Contrary to the myths surrounding Pablo Escobar, our documentary seeks to offer an accurate depiction of what happened and what he was really like, from the viewpoint of his son, Sebastián. In this documentary, viewers will see that fiction goes beyond reality and it’s great to be working together with Beyond Distribution to bring this fascinating story to a global audience."
Caitlin Meek O'Connor, Head of Acquisitions at Beyond Distribution, added:
"We’re really looking forward to working with the team at Trio Orange on what I’m sure will be a fascinating documentary. Featuring exclusive access to key locations and interviews with people who were close to Pablo Escobar, this show will reveal the truth behind the myth of the man made famous by the international success of the Narcos series shown on Netflix."