Netflix Will Produce Original Series on Corruption in Brazil

Netflix announced on Friday (15) that will start producing an original series to treat Operation Lava jet, the largest corruption investigation in the history of the country by the Federal Police. Still not a defined name, the series is created and directed by José Padilha, with debut forecast for 2017.

This will be the second series Netflix totally produced in Brazil, after 3% , still debut in 2016. She joins the many original productions Netflix promised soon – will be only 70 in 2016. As we said, we can expect ever more own productions Netflix, since this strategy is more than creating a large gap, is a way to survive in the market.

The vice president of international original content from Netflix, Erik Barmack says Jose Padilha has talent “turn the events still in progress in compelling narratives” and is “prepared to document this important moment in the history of Brazil.”

According to Padilha, who has directed Narcos and Tropa de Elite , the series “will chronicle the journey of judicial investigators to reveal the largest corruption scheme ever seen in Brazil.” For the director, it was essential that the series was “produced impartially.” He will work with Elena Soares, who will be responsible for the series script.

The exact release date has not been disclosed. Filming of the series also will begin this year with debut forecast for mid 2017.