Netflix has ordered the original Brazilian zombie series Reality Z, based on the British show Dead Set, created by Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror).
The series was adapted by International Emmy Award-winning Brazilian director, screenwriter and executive producer Cláudio Torres with Conspiração’s production. Across five episodes, the show narrates a zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a reality series called Olimpo, The House of the Gods, during its elimination night. It nods to horror, humor and pop culture.
Reality Z will feature Guilherme Weber (O Negócio, Real: O Plano por Trás da História), Jesus Luz (Guerra dos Sexos, Aquele Beijo), Ana Hartmann (Onde Nascem os Fortes, Me Chama de Bruna), Emilio de Mello (Psi, O Outro Lado do Paraíso) Carla Ribas (Casa de Alice, Aquarius), Luellem de Castro (Malhação, Veronica), Ravel Andrade (Sessão de Terapia, Onde Nascem os Fortes) and Sabrina Sato (A Grande Vitória, O Concurso) in a special collaboration. It is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix around the world in 2020.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said: “The combination of Cláudio Torres’ creative vision, our partnership with Conspiração and the talent involved in this project will make this adaptation of Charlie Brooker’s hilarious series Dead Set a truly special event for horror fans around the world. What is even more exciting for us is that these carioca zombies form part of the slate of 30 original series and films from Brazil premiering through 2020.”
“It’s incredible to see the ways in which Torres has reimagined this series, setting it in a city as iconic as Rio and tapping into Brazilian pop culture in such a sharp way,” added Brooker, Dead Set creator.