From series to documentaries, to movies and reality shows, there’s plenty of Brazil on Netflix.
Fans of Brazilian productions should get ready for plenty of Brazil on Netflix in the next few months. Everything from series to documentaries, to movies and reality shows.
Starting with John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer, which tells the story of a man who became world famous for his spiritual surgeries and for being at the center of Brazil’s biggest sexual harassment scandal, to be released on August 25th, adding to the previously announced Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime, a docuseries about one of Brazil’s most sensational crime cases, and Emicida: AmarElo – Live in São Paulo, which presents rapper Emicida concert in the Theatro Municipal.
Continuing the documentary line up, É o Amor: Família Camargo, gives an up close and personal look at the day-to-day routine of one of Brazilian country music’s greatest icons, Zezé di Camargo, on his farm, while he produces a new album with his daughter, Wanessa Camargo.
Netflix is also streaming two worldwide popular reality shows, now with 100% Brazilian versions: Love is Blind: Brazil, hosted by the couple Camila Queiroz and Klebber Toledo, asks whether love is actually blind in an unbelievable experience; and Too Hot to Handle: Brazil, tests the impulses and desires of men and women in a paradise setting.
Additionally, The Invisible Girl, a teen comedy based on the best-selling novel by author Thalita Rebouças, premiers on September 22nd. Sixteen-year-old Tetê doesn’t feel like she fits in at school or at home. When her unemployed parents have to move from Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro, to her grandparents’ house in Copacabana, she has to start over at a new school. She will do anything not to be bullied again, and who knows, maybe even make some friends and have a social life. The popular kids Valentina (Júlia Gomes) and Laís (Fernanda Concon) won’t make it easy. But her equally invisible peers Davi (Gabriel Lima) and Zeca (Marcus Bessa) could become her allies, and even help open the door for romance.
Also on the struggles of adolescence, Brazilian crime drama Sintonia continues to season 2, showing the many challenges of friends Doni, Rita and Nando in the outskirts of Sao Paulo. “It’s so important to open a window so the world can see how we live and get by, so we can show that Brazil is a diverse country, that our people and stories are much more than just stereotypes,” said Christian Malheiros, who plays Nando in the series. Premiere date to be announced.
Netflix is also producing Amor Sem Medida, a romantic comedy featuring Leandro Hassum, who plays a short man who falls in love with a tall, beautiful woman, and The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student, starring Larissa Manoela, and Thati Lopes. After the huge success of Airplane Mode, which took off in more than 28 million homes around the world, Larissa now plays a teenager who decides to go on an exchange program with a friend, hoping it will solve all her problems.