By Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Streaming giant Netflix announced at the Rio Creative Conference this week that it was working with actors Maisa Silva and Larissa Manoela and comedian Fábio Porchat on an expanded film slate.
Projects are also being planned with actors Giovanna Lancellotti and Danilo Mesquita, author and screenwriter Thalita Rebouças, and directors César Rodrigues, Bruno Garotti and Leandro Neri.
The 30 Netflix series, films and documentaries premiering in Brazil over the next two years include thriller, horror, romance and comedy titles, as well as kids’ and family content.
The new projects also include the first animated version of The Nutty Boy, the iconic work of Brazilian writer and cartoonist Ziraldo. Produced by Chatrone (The Book of Life), it will launch in 2021.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said: “Brazil has extraordinary talent and a long tradition of great storytelling. It’s why we’re so excited to increase our investment in the Brazilian creative community.”
“These 30 projects, which are in various stages of production in different locations across the country, will be made in Brazil and watched by the world.”