Netflix announced today that they have picked up the first scripted Brazilian drama series and it’s none other than the resilient “3%”.
The show’s story is set on a post-apocalyptic world divided in two where people from the exploited side are given a chance to make it to the “better side” through a cut-throat process where only 3% will make it.
The 7 episode show is scheduled to premiere on 2016 and will be directed by Cesar Charlone, most known for the photography of the 2002 movie “City of God”, and mainstream newcomers Daina Giannecchini, Dani Libardi and Jotagá Crema.
This is a special show and an even more special victory; 6 years ago, Daina, Dani and Jotagá, all my seniors in University at the time, won a government grant to produce Pedro Aguilera’s pilot for “3%”. The pilot was posted online and gained enormous amounts of traction but never got sold. To see it now, being the first ever Netflix original (can we all please forget “A Toca” ever existed? I have.) is a victory for these four very talented people who never gave up on their project, something that the Entertainment Industry in Brazil makes very hard to accomplish.
Above is the link to the original version of the pilot, enjoy!