With the premieres of “Love,” “Stranger Things,” and “Luke Cage,” Netflix is having quite a busy year for original series, but soon they will debut their first Brazilian original production “3%.” Created by Pedro Aguilera, directed by Cesar Charlone (“City of God”), and executive produced by Tiago Mello for Boutique Films, “3%” follows a dystopian future Brazil in which the surviving population resides in the Inland, a place that lacks basic resources. But at the age of 20, everyone is given a chance to apply for the Process, which allows 3% of applicants to live in the glorious Mar Alto. The cast includes Joao Miguel (“Xingu”), Bianca Comparator (“Pure Beauty”), Zeze Motta (“Chica da Silva”), Mel Fronckowiak (“Rebelde”), and more. Watch the teaser trailer for the series below.
Based off a 2011 web series also created by Pedro Aguilera, , “3%” marks the first Netflix series to be filmed, produced, and acted by Brazilians. Besides “3%”, Brazilian artists have been involved with previous Netflix series’, mainly the crime drama “Narcos,” which is executive produced by José Padilha (“RoboCop”) and featured Brazilian actor Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar in its first two seasons.
Cesar Charlone is best known for his Oscar-nominated cinematography in “City of God,” but he has also photographed “The Constant Gardener,” “Blindness,” and the documentary “No Place on Earth.”
“3%” will debut on November 25th exclusively on Netflix.