O Sétimo Guardião
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|O Sétimo Guardião|
|Also known as||The Seventh Guardian|
|Created by||Aguinaldo Silva|
|Opening theme||"The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac|
|Country of origin||Brazil|
|Production location(s)||Salvador, Bahia|
|Production company(s)||Estúdios Globo|
|Original network||Rede Globo|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||12 November 2018 –|
17 May 2019
|Preceded by||Segundo Sol|
|Followed by||A Dona do Pedaço|
O Sétimo Guardião (English title: The Seventh Guardian) is a Brazilian telenovela produced and broadcast by Rede Globo. It premiered on 12 November 2018, replacing Segundo Sol, and ended on 17 May 2019, replaced by A Dona do Pedaço. It is created by Aguinaldo Silva and directed by Rogério Gomes.
In Serro Azul, a city in the interior of Minas Gerais, where the internet signal has not yet arrived, a source with rejuvenating and curative properties is protected by seven guardians—Mayor Eurico (Dan Stulbach), delegate Machado (Milhem Cortaz), the doctor Aranha (Paulo Rocha), the beggar Feliciano (Leopoldo Pacheco), the cafetina Ondina (Ana Beatriz Nogueira), the esoteric Milu (Zezé Polessa) and the guardian Egídio (Antonio Calloni)—take public notice and fall into the wrong hands. They also protect Léon the cat (Eduardo Moscovis), a former guardian who was punished by the forces of nature to live in animal form for breaching one of the rules: not to constitute a family. When Egídio dies, he leaves in search of the new seventh guardian, because only then his charm will be finally broken. In São Paulo, Gabriel (Bruno Gagliasso) sees Léon through the streets and, mysteriously, feels that he must go to Serro Azul with the certainty that his destiny is there. He abandons the bride, Laura (Yanna Lavigne), at the altar, but on the escape ends up in a vehicular accident, subsequently being saved by the mystical powers of Luz (Marina Ruy Barbosa).
Everything changes with the arrival of Gabriel's mother, Valentina (Lilia Cabral), a great cosmetologist who was born in Serro Azul and left for the capital in search of power. With the help of unscrupulous driver Sampaio (Marcello Novaes), she returns only to discover the secrets of the source wealth. She will also be the great impediment of Luz and Gabriel's affair, since she was destined to flee from bankruptcy by marrying her son with Laura, daughter of the powerful Olavo (Tony Ramos), who was willing to merge the companies of the two families and now swears to destroy the shrew. In addition, the couple have to deal with Laura's revenge and the obsession of the arrogant ex-boyfriend of Luz, Enrico Júnior (José Loreto), and the envious Lourdes (Bruna Linzmeyer), who plays with the feelings of the naive Geandro (Caio Blat), but wants Gabriel. Also returning to the city is Neide (Viviane Araújo), Luz's mother who fled after she was born. She was indirectly responsible for Léon being turned into a cat, since he promised to take her pregnancy even against the rules of the guardians and, after punishing the source, left her believing that she was abandoned.
The city still keeps other stories, such as Mirtes (Elizabeth Savalla), a fervent blessed who lives supervising the lives of others, especially Nora Stella (Vanessa Giácomo), whom she always humbles for not giving her grandchildren, and of João Inácio (Paulo Vilhena), the ex-husband of her deceased daughter, who is in love with the gaga prostitute Stefânia (Carol Duarte). Maltoni (Matheus Abreu) is a handsome sexton who attracts girls to the church to admire him and lives a forbidden romance with Elisa (Giullia Buscacio), daughter of the conservative Jurandir (Paulo Miklos), who wants her to become a nun. Already Machado is a false macho man addicted to robbing panties of the neighbours to use in the bed with his wife Rita (Flávia Alessandra) in a fiery and comical relation, causing a great mystery in the city. Aphrodite (Carolina Dieckmann) lives in conflict with her husband, the cook Nicolau (Marcelo Serrado), for wanting to have a son, although they are already parents of four—three girls and a boy who hates sports. There is also the transgender Marcos Paulo (Nany People), who despite having become a woman, still demands to be called by the birth name.
- Marina Ruy Barbosa as Luz da Lua Vidal
- Bruno Gagliasso as Gabriel Marsalla
- Lília Cabral as Valentina Marsalla / Marlene Rocha
- Tony Ramos as Olavo Aragão Duarte
- José Loreto as Eurico Rocha Júnior / Júnior
- Yanna Lavigne as Laura Aragão Duarte
- Eduardo Moscovis as Leon Valentim
- Marcello Novaes as Antônio Sampaio
- Dan Stulbach as Eurico Rocha
- Letícia Spiller as Marilda Rocha
- Elizabeth Savalla as Mirtes Aranha
- Ana Beatriz Nogueira as Ondina Aballo
- Milhem Cortaz as Joubert Machado
- Flávia Alessandra as Rita de Cássia Machado
- Paulo Miklos as Jurandir
- "O Sétimo Guardião: entenda a trama da próxima novela das 9". Gshow (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 November 2018.