THE MECHANISM, the latest Netflix original series produced in Brazil, premieres Friday, March 23, 2018
Created by José Padilha and Elena Soarez, THE MECHANISM is a fictionalized crime drama inspired by events in Brazil that propelled the biggest corruption scandal of all time.
About THE MECHANISM: From acclaimed director José Padilha (Narcos, Elite Squad 1 & 2, RoboCop) and prolific screenwriter Elena Soarez (Filhos do Carnaval, Eu tu Eles, Casa de Areia) comes THE MECHANISM, a thrilling, character-driven original series inspired by real events in Brazil. This fictionalized story explores how a small group of dogged investigators comes to discover the inner workings of a monstrous corruption scheme and the impact their pursuit has on everyone involved – including themselves.
The series stars Selton Mello (Ligações Perigosas, Meu Nome Não é Johnny, O Palhaço) as Marco Ruffo, a retired federal police deputy obsessed with the case at hand; Carol Abras (Avenida Brasil, Se nada mais der certo, Perto de qualquer lugar) as Verena Cardoni, Ruffo’s gutsy mentee; and Enrique Diaz (Justiça, Felizes para Sempre?) as Roberto Ibrahim, an outlaw who lies at the heart of Ruffo’s obsession. The cast also includes Lee Taylor (A pedra do reino; Velho chico, Riocorrente), Antonio Saboia (The wolf behind the door; Fora da lei), Jonathan Haagensen (City of God, Noel, poeta da vila), Alessandra Colasanti (A verdadeira história da bailarina de vermelho), Leonardo Medeiros (Cabra-cega, Onde quer que você esteja), Otto Jr. (Malhação, The Silver Cliff), Susana Ribeiro (O Dono do Mundo, Meu Bem Querer) and Osvaldo Mil (A Máquina, Preamar), among others.
Creators: José Padilha & Elena Soarez
Writer: Elena Soarez with collaboration by Sofia Maldonado
Based on the book, Lava Jato – O Juíz Sergio Moro e os Bastidores da Operação que Abalou o Brasil, by Vladimir Netto
Executive Producers: José Padilha, Marcos Prado (Elite Squad, Estamira, Artificial Paradises)
Produced by: Zazen Productions
Directors: Ep. 1 – José Padilha // Ep. 2,3 – Felipe Prado (Drift, Elite Squad) // Ep. 4,5,6 – Marcos Prado // Ep. 7,8 – Daniel Rezende (City of God, RoboCop, The Tree of Life, Bingo: The King of the Mornings)
Filmed in: Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Brasília, São Paulo
THE MECHANISM joins a diverse slate of Netflix originals produced in Brazil including the recently announced Coisa Mais Linda, 3%, Samantha!, O Matador, Laerte-se, and stand-up comedy specials featuring comedians like Felipe Neto, Marco Luque, Clarice Falcão, Rafinha Bastos and Edmilson Filho.