Eco-Thriller Aruanas Debuts in Belgium


Globo’s eco-thriller Aruanas has been licensed to VRT NU, an FVOD platform of the public broadcaster VRT in Belgium.

The ten-episode Globoplay original tells the story of four activists with the Aruana NGO who are investigating the activities of a mining company operating in the Amazon rainforest. It combines suspense and action to raise a debate on the urgent need to preserve the largest rainforest in the world.

The deal with VRT NU was closed by Lumière, which holds the distribution rights for Aruanas for Benelux. Aruanas is also available in the Netherlands on Ziggo and in Benelux on myLum, as well as in Germany and France.

Angela Colla, head of international sales of Globo, said: “The public is looking for stories that create a connection and that bring lessons and awareness. And Aruanas touches all aspects relative to environmental concerns, as part of our robust portfolio of original Globoplay series, with agile and impactful narratives, able to engage several audiences anywhere in the world.”

Sven Van Lokeren, VRT’s head of international fiction series acquisition, added: “VRT and specifically VRT NU, its FVOD platform, is always looking for exciting, new, unique and relevant content that engages its audience and offers unique viewing experiences. Aruanas ticks all those boxes and more. Its portrayal of the threats to the Amazonian rainforest and the way it was produced in a unique environmentally conscious manner, makes it an extremely relevant and must-see series.”