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New Netflix Original Set in 1950s Brazil


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Netflix has lined up a new Brazilian original series, Coisa Mais Linda, set in the late 1950s and early 1960s during the birth and cultural revolution of Bossa Nova in Rio de Janeiro.

The series is a romantic period drama that shines a spotlight on a golden era in the country’s history. Prodigo Films is producing the 8×1-hour project for Netflix, and filming is slated to begin in 2018.

Coisa Mais Linda joins a diverse slate of Netflix original productions out of Brazil. In 2018, Netflix will premiere the second season of 3%, as well as two new original series: O Mecanismo, created by José Padilha (Narcos, Elite Squad 1 & 2) in partnership with Elena Soarez (Xingu, Sons of Carnival), and the sitcom Samantha!, starring Emanuelle Araújo and Douglas Silva.

“We’re eager to continue investing in the incredible storytelling Brazil has to offer, and our partners at Prodigo Films have captured just that with Coisa Mais Linda,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of international original content. “Apart from being set to a vibrant time in Brazilian culture, the series tells a broader story about self-discovery, the pursuit of dreams and the emancipation of women that will be incredibly relevant to our audiences both in Brazil and globally.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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