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Max confirmed the premiere of “City of God: the fight does not stop”, a continuation series of the film

Max confirmed the premiere of “City of God: the fight does not stop”, a continuation series of the film

The Brazilian production series is an adapted continuation of the literary work of Paulo Lins.

Max just announced that the HBO Original series, City of God: the fight no para will premiere in August 2024 on the streaming platform and on HBO.

With six episodes, the new production takes place two decades after the internationally awarded film of the same name. Produced by O2 Filmes, City of God: the fight does not stop is an adapted continuation of the literary work of Paulo Lins.

What City of God is about: the fight doesn’t stop

The series will tell the story of its characters, taking the work of the Buscapé photographer as a starting point. The plot takes place in the early 2000s and presents excerpts from the film in flashbacks, to reconstruct memories and emotional memories of the protagonists.

In the cast of the production, the public will be able to meet great actors who played renowned characters in the film: Alexandre Rodrigues, Thiago Martins, Roberta Rodrigues, Sabrina Rosa, Kiko Marques and Edson Oliveira. In addition to these, new names are part of the plot, such as Andréia Horta, Marcos Palmeira, Jefferson Brasil, Eli Ferreira, Luellem de Castro, Otávio Linhares, Rafael Lozano, Leandro Daniel, Luiz Bertazzo and new talents from communities in Rio de Janeiro such as Ciudad de Deus, Vidigal and Manguera.

In the film, the popular saying “if you run, the animal will catch you, if you stay, the animal will eat you” presented the City of God as an insoluble place. In the series, the community plagued by disputes between drug traffickers, police and militiamen provides a perspective of collective resistance, focusing on the lives of its inhabitants.

City of God: the fight does not stop is an HBO Original series, produced by O2 Filmes. The producers responsible for the project are Andrea Barata Ribeiro and Fernando Meirelles and as co-producers Cris Abi and Gustavo Gontijo. Aly Muritiba signs the general direction and Bruno Costa joins as second director. The script is by Sérgio Machado, Renata Di Carmo, Armando Praça, Estevão Ribeiro, Rodrigo Felha and Muritiba.

On behalf of Warner Bros. Discovery, the series is executive produced by Mariano Cesar, Anouk Aaron and Monica Albuquerque.

Source: Ambito

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