It’s been just over a week since Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was granted extradition to the United States, but the infamous drug lord might soon find himself in another legal battle – this time with Univision and Netflix.
According to CNET, a lawyer for the Mexican kingpin said Wednesday that El Chapo wants royalties from a series the two networks are planning about his life, and is ready to sue if the series goes hits the small screen.
"The señor is not dead and is not public property," lawyer Andrés Granados said of El Chapo during an interview on Radio Fórmula, VICE News reported. "They need permission to use his name, his alias, or his image."
Earlier this month, Netflix and Univision announced that they would coproduce a drama series titled El Chapo, which would reportedly focus on the Sinaloa Cartel boss.
"If they air this, they are immediately going to be sued," Granados told the Associated Press. “They, by necessity, need the authorization of Mr. Guzmán, because he is not dead."
However, it looks like El Chapo isn’t necessarily opposed to his story being told, at least if he can get in on the project. According to CNET, Guzmán’s lawyer said that his client “could supply more information to make it a better project for them," if the price was right, of course.
Considering most of the U.S. has a law designated to keep criminals from profiting off of their crimes, we’re not exactly sure how this will all work out for El Chapo.
One thing we do know, however, is this legal battle is probably far from over.