The book is featured in the eighth episode of the third season of "Breaking Bad," when Walt Jr. shows it to his father — the camera zooms in on the book's cover — and describes it as an account of how Pablo Escobar was tracked down and killed by DEA agents like his Uncle Hank. It also provides the bulk of the story line for the Netflix series "Narcos," without being credited. In addition to Escobar, the series features the two DEA agents, Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, whom Bowden revealed to have been at the center of the hunt. It indirectly surfaces in the HBO series Entourage, when the actor at the center of that show, Vincent Chase, agrees to play Escobar in a film called "Medellin" despite being utterly unsuited to the role. The story line was something of an inside Hollywood joke, in that a real movie version of "Killing Pablo" was infamously lost in backwaters of Tinseltown deal-making.