Pico da Neblina (TV series)

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Pico da Neblina (Joint Venture)
Pico da Neblina title card.png
GenreDrama
Created byCauê Laratta
Chico Mattoso
Marcelo Starobinas
Mariana Trench Bastos
Written byCauê Laratta
Chico Mattoso
Marcelo Starobinas
Mariana Trench Bastos
Directed byQuico Meirelles
Fernando Meirelles
Luis Carone
Rodrigo Pesavento
StarringLuis Navarro
Daniel Furlan
Henrique Santana
Teca Pereira
Maria Zilda Bethlem
Country of originBrazil
Original language(s)Portuguese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producer(s)Fernando Meirelles
Production company(s)O2 Filmes
DistributorHBO Latin America Group
Release
Original networkHBO Brazil
HBO Latin America
Original releaseAugust 4, 2019 (2019-08-04)

Pico da Neblina (Joint Venture) is a Brazilian drama television series that premiered on HBO Brazil and Latin America on August 4, 2019.[1] It depicts a scenario in which marijuana has been legalized in Brazil and following the story of a former drug dealer who needs to find a way to keep working.[2]

Premise[edit]

The series follows the story of Biriba (Luís Navarro), a young drug trafficker from São Paulo who, after the legalization of marijuana in Brazil, decides to abandon his life on crime and sell his weed legally along with an inexperienced investor partner. But Salim (Henrique Santana), his childhood friend, decides to follow as an old-fashioned drug dealer in the illegality.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Luis Navarro as Biriba
  • Daniel Furlan as Vini
  • Henrique Santana as Salim

Production[edit]

Conception and development[edit]

According to the director Quico Meirelles, when Pico da Neblina was being produced, in 2015, he imagined that, when the series would be premiered, in 2019, cannabis would already been legalized in Brazil. But what he saw was a twist in the opposite direction, with the discussions paralyzed in the National Congress of Brazil. The director said he could only imagine what this hypothetical Brazil would be like, based on experiences from other countries that have already legalized the drug, as part of Europe, Uruguay, Canada and the United States.[4]

HBO Latin America announced the production of the series during the 2018 Rio2C (Rio Creative Conference) event. It was revealed that the first season of the series consisting of ten episodes would be produced by Academy Award nominated director Fernando Meirelles.[5]

Release[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered simultaneously on HBO Brazil, HBO Latin America and the streaming service HBO Go on August 4, 2019.[6] In Spain, the series premiered on August 5, 2019, on HBO España.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HBO to Premiere Brazilian Original, Pico de neblina, on August 4". todotvnews. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Giannini, Alessandro (March 19, 2019). "Série de Fernando Meirelles vai mostrar São Paulo com maconha liberada". O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Lisboa, Daniel (October 22, 2018). ""Pico da Neblina": Série da HBO imagina como seria Brasil com maconha legalizada". Universo Online (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Branco Cruz, Felipe (August 4, 2019). "Em Pico da Neblina, da HBO, legalização da maconha prejudica traficantes de drogas". Universo Online (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Cajueiro, Marcelo (April 6, 2019). "HBO Latin America Orders 'Hard,' 'The American Guest,' 'Pico da Neblina' in Brazil". Variety. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Queirós, Amanda (August 2, 2019). ""Série Pico da Neblina imagina Brasil onde maconha é legalizada". Metro Jornal (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "HBO España estrena la serie brasileña «Pico de neblina»". neeo.es (in Spanish). August 3, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.