The most infamous cocaine kingpin of all time is getting his own TV show.

On Monday night, “Escobar, el Patron del Mal” (“Escobar, The Boss of Evil”) aired it's first episode on Canal Caracol in Colombia.

The show, which centers on the life of Pablo Escobar (Colombia's notorious drug baron) is based on the book “La Parábola de Pablo”, written by Alfonso Salazar, Medellín’s former mayor. From his horrid crimes to his extravagant life, the 63-episode series recounts the life of Escobar and his reign over the Colombian drug trade in the 1980s and early '90s.

As the boss of El Cartel de Medellín, the drug baron and leader of was reportedly responsible for more than 4,000 deaths.

One of the richest criminals of all time, Escobar had an estimated fortune of 9 billion dollars at the time of his death in 1993.

The show is written by Camilo Cano and Juana Uribe who suffered the drug lord's violence first-hand as they were the children of Escobar's victims.

Scriptwriter Cano is the son of Guillermo Cano, former editor of El Espectador, a Colombian daily newspaper, who was murdered in 1986 by order of the drug lord. Escobar also bombed the offices of El Espectador in September of 1989.

Juana Uribe is the niece of Luis Carlos Galan, a liberal politician who declared himself an adamant opponent of the "Cartel de Medellin", the organized network of drug smugglers and suppliers led by Escobar. Galan was murdered in 1989 while he campaigned for presidency by order of Escobar.

"The world knows his story and each one of us, directly or indirectly, has been reached by his shadow," the show's trailer says of the late drug lord.

As the boss one of the world's most powerful criminal organization, Escobar is known for some of the most sanguinary crimes in Colombian history, including the bombing of an Avianca local flight which left 109 dead, a bomb in el DAS (Colombia's Administrative Department of Security) which left 70 victims and over 45 car bombs throughout the country.

Escobar was killed in 1993 by policemen who shot him on the roof of a house where he was hiding in Medellín.

"Modern generations don't know who Pablo Escobar was, a person who permeated the life of Colombians for 20 years," Uribe told Efe according to Fox News Latino.

"Escobar, The Boss of Evil" is produced by the Colombian national television network, Canal Caracol. Over 1,300 actors and actresses participated in the series which was shot in 500 different locations including Miami, Bogota and Medellín. The total cost of the production was over $300 million Colombian pesos, making it the most expensive show to ever be produced on Canal Caracol.

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  • Pablo Escobar Magazine

    A poster promoting a magazine style publication about the life of the late Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar hangs on the wall of small food store in the neighborhood Comuna Nororiental 1 in Medellin, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. The magazine, whose publisher is unknown, comes with blank pages with instructions to fill them with small photographs which are bought separately, like baseball cards, at several small stores in this neighborhood. The cards showing images of Escobar, are a mix of real life photos and of actors playing out his life from a local TV series called "Escobar, El Patrón del Mal." (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)

  • Baseball Card-Style Photos

    A youth holds baseball card style photographs showing the life of the late Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar the he bought to fill the magazine style publication bellow at a small food store in the neighborhood Comuna Nororiental 1 in Medellin, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. The magazine, whose publisher is unknown, comes with blank pages with instructions to fill them with small photographs which are bought separately at several small stores in this neighborhood. The cards showing images of Escobar, are a mix of real life photos and of actors playing out his life from a local TV series called "Escobar, El Patrón del Mal." (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)

  • Showing Off The Magazine

    Youths show the three magazines they bought about the life of the late Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar outside a small food store where they made the purchase in the neighborhood Comuna Nororiental 1 in Medellin, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. The magazine, whose publisher is unknown, comes with blank pages with instructions to fill them with small photographs which are bought separately, like baseball cards, at several small stores in the neighborhood. The cards showing images of Escobar, are a mix of real life photos and of actors playing out his life from a local TV series called "Escobar, El Patrón del Mal." (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)

  • Pablo Escobar

    In this 1983 file photo, Medellin drug cartel boss Pablo Escobar watches a soccer game in Medellin, Colombia. The Colombian television station Caracol is making a series about the life of Escobar, titled "Escobar, el patrón del mal," or, "Escobar, the boss of bad." The series is based on the book "The Parable of Pablo," written 11 years ago by journalist Alonso Salazar, who was mayor of Medellin between 2008 and 2011. Caracol estimates the series will air before the end of May 2012. (AP Photo, File)

  • A picture of late Pablo Escobar

    A picture of late drug trafficker Pablo Escobar is hung from a wall inside the Napoles ranch thematic park in Puerto Triunfo municipality, Antioquia department, Colombia on June 21, 2009. The Napoles ranch, which has an area of 2,200 hectares and was built by Escobar, has turned into a thematic park with a memorial museum with differents exotic animals and a Jurassic Park. AFP PHOTO/Raul Arboleda (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Pablo Escobar Death

    Colombian police and military forces storm the rooftop where drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot dead just moments earlier during an exchange of gunfire between security forces and Escobar and his bodyguard 02 December 1993. The death of Escobar and the bodygaurd ends a 16-month hunt for Escobar, who controlled one of the world's most ruthless drug trafficking empires. (Photo credit should read JESUS ABAD-EL COLOMBIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Roberto Escobar Gaviria, brother of Pablo Escobar

    MEDELLEN, COLOMBIA: Roberto Escobar Gaviria, brother of Medellin drug cartel chief Pablo Escobar, in an undated file photo, surrendered to authorities in Medellin 08 October, 1992 with two other associates. Escobar brought a message from his brother saying thet he would surrender in a few days. (Photo credit should read FILES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Pablo Escobar's Burial

    MEDELLEN, COLOMBIA: Hundreds of people wait, 03 December 1993, outside the cemetery, where the body of Pablo Escobar is being viewed. Police estimated that some 20,000 people came for the viewing, one day after the drug lord was killed by a police-army elite force in Medellin, Colombia. (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Telenovela

    In this undated image released by Telemundo, Andres Parra portrays Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in "Escobar, el patrón del mal," airing Monday thru Friday, July 9-13 at 9 p.m. EST on Telemundo. (AP Photo/Telemundo)