'Coisa Mais Linda': Netflix Unveils First Look At '60s-Set Brazilian Original Series

February 18th 2019

Netflix's Strong Black Lead unveiled two first-look images for Coisa Mais Linda, a Netflix upcoming original series out of Brazil.

The series is set in the 1960s. The official description: Coisa Mais Linda follows Maria Luiza, a young rich paulistana (born in São Paulo city), who moves to Rio de Janeiro to open a restaurant with her husband. Upon arrival, she discovers he abandoned her and ran off with all the money. Desperate at first, Malu will recover herself and pursue a new dream in the midst of the city's vibration to the sound of the emerging Bossa Nova. In this endeavor, she will count on three incredible women: Lígia, her childhood friend who has a beautiful voice; Adélia, a Black carioca (born in Rio de Janeiro) worker, with sheer determination and unshakeable strength, and Thereza, a modern and independent writer.

Maria Casadevall stars as Maria. Two actors of African descent are in prominent roles: Pathy Dejsus, who portrays Adélia, one of Maria's "liberal and feminist" new friends, and Ícaro Silva, who will play Capitão. They are depicted in the first-look images from Strong Black Lead. Fernanda Vasconcellos, Mel Lisboa, Thaila Ayala and Leandro Lima also star.

The series is produced by Beto Gauss and Francesco Civita’s Prodigo Films for Netflix. The series was created by Heather Roth and Giuliano Cedroni, written by Patricia Corso, Leo Moreira and Luna Grimberg.

The first season consists of seven episodes.

by Shadow and Act on February 18th 2019

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