Netflix Orders First Brazilian Series ‘3%’

The futuristic thriller will premiere internationally in 2016

Last Updated: August 5, 2015 @ 7:24 AM

Netflix has given a series order to “3%,” a futuristic thriller that will be shot entirely in Brazil, the company announced Wednesday.

The first season of the streaming service’s first-ever series to be made in the South American country will be directed by Oscar-nominee Cesar Charlone (“City of God”), and star João Miguel (“Xingu”) and Bianca Comparato (“Irmã Dulce”).

“3%” is set in a world divided into progress and devastation. The once-in-a-lifetime chance to pass to the “better side” is through a cruel – and not always fair – process where only 3 percent of the candidates succeed.

“Ultimately, the series questions the dynamics of society that imposes constant selection processes we all have to go through, whether we like it or not”, Charlone said.

“Partnering with one of the most innovative networks in the world is very exciting. Netflix willingness to invest in Brazilian content, local talent and creative storytelling is key for our growth as a industry”, executive producer Tiago Mello said. “The story was originally created a few years ago and now I am thrilled that it will turn into a completely new original Netflix series.”

Written by Pedro Aguilera and produced by Boutique Filmes, “3%” will be filmed in Ultra HD 4K. The show will begin shooting in early 2016 and debut internationally later that year.

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