Netflix has picked up its first Brazilian original series, 3%, which will start filming in early 2016 and will debut exclusively on Netflix later in the year. Produced by Boutique Filmes, the first season, will be directed by Oscar–nominated Cesar Charlone, cinematographer of City of God, starring João Miguel (Estômago) and Bianca Comparato (Avenida Brasil).
3%, which executive producer Tiago Mello had originally developed a few years ago, is described as a dramatic thriller that brings viewers into a world divided into progress and devastation. The once-in-a-lifetime chance to pass to the ‘better side’ is through a cruel – and not always fair – process where only 3% of the candidates succeed. “Ultimately, the series questions the dynamics of society that imposes constant selection processes we all have to go through, whether we like it or not”, says Charlone.
Written by Pedro Aguilera and produced by Boutique Filmes, 3% will be filmed in Ultra HD 4K.