Netflix announces new Brazilian original series

Netflix announced its new Brazilian original series, “The One” (“O Escolhido” in Portuguese), an adaptation from the Mexican show “Niño Santo”. The six, one-hour long episodes series is scheduled to premiere globally on the platform in 2019.
The new thriller will be tailored for Netflix audience by authors Raphael Draccon and Carolina Munhóz. The series will show three young doctors who are sent to a remote village in Pantanal to vaccinate residents against a new mutation of the Zika virus. According to Netflix “their efforts to bring medical aid are refused, and the doctors find themselves trapped in an isolated community shrouded in secrets and devoted to a healer who forces them to confront the power of faith over science”. Principal photography of “The One” begins in September.
“We are excited to share Carolina and Raphael’s re-imagining of this series with our subscribers around the globe. They have delivered a uniquely Brazilian take on the show, and skillfully developed rich characters and specificity of the strange and often frightening world in which the show takes place”, said Chris Sanagustin, Director of International Originals at Netflix.
Produced by Mixer Films, “The One” will join the slate of Netflix Original series produced in Brazil, such as “3%”, “O Mecanismo”, “Samantha!” and “Coisa Mais Linda”, among other titles.