Netflix announces the start of filming of upcoming Brazilian TV series and films, including four new titles

Sao Paulo, September 5, 2022 – In 2022, subscribers in Brazil are spending more time than ever watching Brazilian titles on Netflix. But there is much more to come for local fans: by the end of the year they will start shooting their favorite films, as well as new seasons and unreleased titles of popular Brazilian reality, TV series and comedy specials shot in five different states. , from the Amazonas to the Paraná.

These productions confirm Netflix’s commitment to the Brazilian audiovisual industry as part of a partnership that began seven years ago when Netflix began producing content locally in 2015. “We want to deliver extraordinary collaborative experiences to our creative partners and of production to bring incredible stories to our subscribers. Although the landscape today is very different from when we started, one aspect has remained absolutely unchanged: our commitment to the country’s creative community. Brazil is a fundamental part of our strategy ” supports Elizabetta Zenatti, Netflix Vice President of Brazil Content.

Among the new titles announced is the investigative crime series DNA do Crime directed by Heitor Dhalia, a native of Pernambuco and a well-known professional in the sector. It follows the complex work of federal police officers in an unprecedented investigation that unearths an unpublished story about the origin of crime in the country. Production is handled by Paranoid Filmes.

Turning to the comic genre, we cannot forget about Leandro Hassum. There is nothing better than two titles with Hassum for laughter enthusiasts, who will appreciate the new productions of Camisa Listrada: the first series of Hassum for Netflix titled BO and the movie Meu Cunhado is a Vampire. Director Pedro Amorim and screenwriter Carol Garcia present BO, a series set in a police station in Rio de Janeiro of which the clumsy Suzano (Hassum) becomes the boss after being transferred from the countryside. In the film directed by Alê McHaddo and scripted by Paulo Cursino, Fernandinho (Hassum) is a family man, former footballer and current podcast commentator taken by surprise by the visit of his inappropriate brother-in-law Gregorio (Romulo Arantes Neto), who discovers he is a lazy … vampire!

Laughter is also assured with Whindersson Nunes’ original comic special titled Whindersson Nunes: Isso não é um Culto, recently shot in Porto, Portugal. The show is characterized by the nostalgia and audacity of the comedian on stage.

Netflix has also begun filming the fictional miniseries inspired by the “Candelária massacre”. In the four episodes, the production mixes realism, fantasy and afrofuturism to tell the story from the point of view of four children in the 36 hours preceding the tragedy. Each episode includes well-known Brazilian actors such as Antônio Pitanga and Péricles, who have already started shooting some scenes. The cast also includes Adriano Garib, Juliana Lohmann, Leandro Firmino, Maria Bopp and Stepan Nercessian. The series is directed by Marcia Faria and Luis Lomenha, who also holds the role of showrunner and executive producer, while the production is by Kromaki and Jabuti Films.

Netflix also continues to focus on the continuation of various successful local projects including the sequel to the film Rich in lovethe fourth season of Tuningthe second season of 15 years againthe second season of the sitcom A mother-in-law between the feetand the third season of the reality show Love is blind: Brazil.

In addition to these productions, in 2022 Netflix is ​​investing five million real in initiatives to develop professionals in the Brazilian audiovisual community as part of its investment in the local industry, a commitment that has continued since the company began producing content in Brazil. . The aim of these projects is to contribute to the expansion and improvement of the local talent network, as well as to promote more inclusive and diverse stories by bringing together, identifying and training professionals from historically underrepresented groups. As part of this strategy, Netflix is ​​launching a new initiative in the country called “Segundo Ato“for black and indigenous screenwriters within the industry.

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Netflix announces the start of filming of upcoming Brazilian TV series and films, including four new titles