Viral (web series)
|Created by||Fábio Porchat|
|Written by||Fábio Porchat|
Antonio Pedro Tabet
|Country of origin||Brazil|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Location(s)||Rio de Janeiro, RJ|
|Running time||15 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Porta dos Fundos|
|Original release||April 5, 2014|
Viral is a Brazilian comedy web series by comedy group Porta dos Fundos, in which Gregório Duvivier stars as Beto, a man who after discovering that is carrying the HIV virus, decides to seek the latest eight women with whom he had sexual intercourse to give the news and try to find out who is the possible transmitter.
|Episode number||Original air date||Directed by||Written by||Cast|
|1||April 5, 2014||Ian SBF||Fábio Porchat||Gregório Duvivier, Fábio Porchat and Thati Lopes|
|2||April 12, 2014||Ian SBF||Fábio Porchat||Gregório Duvivier, Fábio Porchat, Rafael Infante, Carol Abras and Nataly Mega|
|3||April 19, 2014||Ian SBF||Fábio Porchat||Gregório Duvivier, Fábio Porchat, Clarice Falcão, Renata Ricci, Julia Rabello and Fernanda Rodrigues|
|4||April 26, 2014||Ian SBF||Fábio Porchat||Gregório Duvivier, Fábio Porchat, Mabel Cezar, Juliana Knust, Letícia Guimarães, Antonio Tabet and Camillo Borges|
Porchat came up with the idea for Viral during a trip to Africa, a continent with high number of infected by the HIV. The inspiration came after he watched the film 50/50, in which the young Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) discovers having cancer and learn to deal with the problem with the support of a friend. Another inspiration was the episode "Sex Ed" of the American television comedy series The Office, in which the character Michael Scott (Steve Carell) contacts all his ex-girlfriends after being told that his cold sore it's a form of herpes.
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- "Porta dos Fundos "Viral": assista ao trailer do primeiro seriado do canal que vai falar sobre AIDS". Brasil Post. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- "Porta dos Fundos lança sua primeira série, que fala de aids com humor". Estadão. Retrieved 2014-04-05.