or


[07/11/18 - 08:45 AM]
Pedro Morelli's "The Faction" Is the New Netflix Brazilian Original Series
Set in the 90s, the thriller will follow the story of Cristina, an honest and dedicated lawyer that finds that her missing brother has been jailed for years and is a leader of an ascendant criminal faction.

[via press release from Netflix]

PEDRO MORELLI'S "THE FACTION" IS THE NEW NETFLIX BRAZILIAN ORIGINAL SERIES

São Paulo, July 11th, 2018 - Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, will bring the eight-episode series The Faction to members worldwide in 2019.

Set in the 90s the thriller will follow the story of Cristina, an honest and dedicated lawyer that finds that her missing brother has been jailed for years and is a leader of an ascendant criminal faction. Coerced by the police, she is forced to become an informant and work against her brother. But as Cristina infiltrates the faction, she begins to question her own values about law and justice and comes into contact with a dark side of herself she did not imagine she had.

"What drew us to The Faction is that through the perspective of Cristina the series invites the audience to explore the inhospitable prison universe of São Paulo of the 90s through an electrifying dramatic thriller.", said Erik Barmack, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. "Cristina's trajectory of empowerment and corruption is intertwined with that of the faction and will appeal to Netflix members around the globe."

"We are thrilled to be producing for Netflix a show about such a relevant issue. In a country where people have grown used to appalling levels of violence, The Faction addresses the contradictory Brazilian reality as a way of better understanding the origin of the problem. At the same time, this is a suspenseful and high voltage thriller that will get the audience hooked", says showrunner Pedro Morelli, from O2 Films.

An original series produced by O2 Fimes for Netflix, The Faction will feature eight episodes in its first season. The series was created by Pedro Morelli, who will also direct. The show was written by Felipe Sant'Angelo, Iris Junges, Leonardo Lev, Mirna Nogueira and Francine Barbosa and produced by Andrea Barata Ribeiro and Bel Berlinck.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 125 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About O2 Films

Founded in 1991 by Fernando Meirelles, Paulo Morelli, and Andrea Barata Ribeiro, O2 Films produces independent projects and in partnership with major international studios and television broadcasting companies, and is considered one of the most creative and important Brazilian production company in the world today. The production company has already made more than 20 feature films including "City of God" and "Blindness", both directed by Fernando Meirelles, "City of Men" by Paulo Morelli and "Sheep's Clothing" by Paulo Morel and Pedro Morelli, "Adrift" , by Heitor Dhalia, "Xingu" by Cao Hamburger, "Waste Land", nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, "Trash" by Stephen Daldry, "Last Night" by F�bio Mendon�a, "Zoom" with Rhombus Media directed by Pedro Morelli and Hank Levine's documentary "Exodus". O2 is the only Brazilian production house with 5 Oscar nominations. It also produced more than 10 television series, such as "Happily Ever After?","The Wise Ones" and "Vade Retro" for Rede Globo,Sons ofde Carnival", "Destino: São Paulo", "Destino: Rio de Janeiro ", "Destino: Salvador", "Dia Um" and seasons of" PSI" and "A Vaga" for HBO, "Conto do f Edgar" for FOX, the two seasons of "Lili the Ex" for GNT and "Rua Augusta" for TNT. Still in production are the documentary feature "The Meaning Of Life" by Miguel Gon�alves Mendes and "Marighella" Wagner Moura's debut in the direction; in addition to the series "Friend For Rent" for NBC Universal, "PSI4" and "Pico da Neblina" for HBO. In 2017, O2 Films released "Malasartes e O Duelo com a Morte" a feature film by Paulo Morelli, and in 2018 will launch "Mulheres Alteradas" by Luis Pinheiro.





  [july 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BROTHERHOOD (NETFLIX)





[02/22/19 - 11:01 AM]
HBO Films Drama "Native Son," Based on the Classic Novel by Richard Wright, Debuts April 6 on HBO
Directed by first-time director and renowned visual artist Rashid Johnson from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, the drama had its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

[02/22/19 - 10:12 AM]
TV One Previews Original True Crime Film "Loved to Death" at the Annual Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA; Film to Premiere Summer 2019
The film stars MC Lyte, McKinley Freeman, Tobias Truvillion and Chrystee Pharris.

[02/22/19 - 09:45 AM]
CBS Renews "Young Sheldon" for Two Additional Seasons
"Thanks to Chuck Lorre's and Steve Molaro's outstanding creative leadership, 'Young Sheldon' has been a powerful performer for the Network with an audience that towers over most of the television landscape," said Kelly Kahl.

[02/22/19 - 09:01 AM]
Natalie Dormer Joins Showtime(R) Drama Series "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels"
She'll play Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story.

[02/22/19 - 08:33 AM]
Video: "After Life" - Official Trailer - Netflix
From the mind of Ricky Gervais, "After Life" is a the story of Tony, who had an all-too-perfect life.

[02/22/19 - 08:08 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Sparks CBS to Victory
The Eye takes home top honors among both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/22/19 - 06:41 AM]
"Deep State" Season 2 Premieres April 28 on EPIX
Joining the cast this season is Walton Goggins as Nathan Miller, an ex-CIA operative brought in as a fixer for the deep state.

[02/22/19 - 06:36 AM]
Favorites Renee Elise Goldsberry and Chris Conner Return to "Altered Carbon"; Simone Missick, Dina Shihabi, Torben Liebrecht and James Saito Join Cast
As previously announced, Anthony Mackie is Takeshi Kovacs in the new season.

[02/22/19 - 06:02 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers the Premiere of "Desus & Mero" Online for Free
In the premiere episode, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero welcomed fellow Bronx native Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) as the first guest in studio.

[02/22/19 - 05:01 AM]
Candace Cameron Bure and Daughter Host "The 27th Annual Movieguide Awards" on Monday, February 25
Honoring the top movies for families, "The Movieguide Awards" attracts Hollywood's best and brightest talent as they celebrate spiritually uplifting and moral entertainment.

[02/21/19 - 01:05 PM]
Netflix Boards Skydance Media's "The Old Guard" Starring Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne
The film is based on the comic book series created by author Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández.

[02/21/19 - 12:41 PM]
"The Eric Andre Show's" Kraft Punk Takes on D.C.
The special premieres Friday, March 8 at Midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim.

[02/21/19 - 12:25 PM]
Comedians Jess Hilarious & DC Young Fly Set to Host the Second Annual BET Social Awards
The one-hour event airs live Sunday, March 3 at 8:00/7:00c from Tyler Perry Studios, in Atlanta.

[02/21/19 - 12:03 PM]
"Animal Cribs" Returns to Animal Planet for a Second Season on March 1st at 9 PM ET/PT
Antonio Ballatore is on a mission - one that will allow families and their animals to live together in harmony.

[02/21/19 - 11:17 AM]
Tiffany Marie Smith and Charlie Field Cast in Title Roles of Lifetime Feature "Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal"
Filming begins later this month in Vancouver for a spring debut.