Netflix confirmed on Monday (6) the production of a new Brazilian original series, titled “Thing Most Beautiful,” with footage expected to begin in 2018.
Located in the late 1950s and early 1960s, during Bossa Nova’s emergence in Rio, the series is a novel that seeks to rescue this era of great cultural transformation in Brazilian history.
“We look forward to continuing to invest in the incredible narrative Brazil has to offer, and our Prodigo Films partners have captured just that with the Most Beautiful Thing,” said Netflix Vice President of Original International Content Erik Barmack in a statement the press. “In addition to being set in a vibrant era in Brazilian culture, the series tells a broader story about self-discovery, the pursuit of dreams and the emancipation of women, incredibly relevant themes for our audience in Brazil as well as in the world.”
“More Beautiful Thing” will accompany Maria Luiza, a conservative and obedient woman who has always depended on her father, Ademar, and her husband, Pedro. When Pedro disappears, Maria Luiza must travel from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, where her husband had planned to open an elegant restaurant. She then decides to stay in Rio and devote herself to transforming Peter’s property into a Bossa Nova nightclub. It is this decision that marks the awakening of a passionate transformation in Maria Luiza, a change influenced by new female liberals and feminists, as well as a new chance to love.
The original production will have eight one-hour episodes in its first season. The series was created by Heather Roth and Giuliano Cedroni, and written by Pati Corso and Leo Moreira.
“Thing Most Beautiful” joins the list of original Brazilian productions of the streaming service. For 2018 are scheduled the launches of the second season of “3%”, and two new original series: “The Mechanism”, created by José Padilha; and “Samantha!”, starring Emanuelle Araújo.