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New Cangaço | Prime Video starts production of the new Brazilian series Original Amazon

Series set in the fictional city of Cratará, Ceará, has Allan Souza Lima, Alice Carvalho, Thainá Duarte, Ricardo Blat, Marcélia Cartaxo, Hermila Guedes and Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos in the cast


O Prime Video announced the start of recordings for the new Brazilian series Original Amazon, New yoke, which is being filmed in the Northeast region of the country. The series with eight one-hour episodes is produced by O2 Filmes and directed by Aly Muritiba and Fabio Mendonça, and will be released on Prime Video globally, in more than 240 countries and territories.

“Our focus on producing diverse local content takes a new step with Cangaço Novo, an action-packed series set in northeastern Brazil. This is an incredible opportunity to show the world the different parts of our country and their talents, and we know our customers will love this story,” he said. Malu Miranda, Head of Brazilian Original Content at Amazon Studios.

The series tells the story of Ubaldo (Allan Souza Lima), an unhappy banker from the urban area of São Paulo with no memory of his childhood. He discovers that he has an inheritance and two sisters in the Ceará backlands: Dilvânia leads a group that adores his famous deceased father; and Dinorah is the only woman in a gang of bank robbers. Ubaldo arrives in town, becomes adored for his strong resemblance to his father, and is called to fulfill his destiny as the new mythical “cangaceiro” and supreme leader of the gang. Ubaldo will have to face bandits, murderers, corrupt police officers and literally blow up small towns as he embarks on his journey, desperately trying to keep his moral values under control.

New yoke stars Allan Souza Lima, Alice Carvalho, Thainá Duarte, Ricardo Blat, Marcelia Cartaxo, Hermila Guedes, Enio Cavalcante, Adelio Lima, Joalisson Cunha, Pedro Lamin, Nivaldo Nascimento, Pedro Wagner, Rodrigo Garcia and Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos. The screenwriters of the series are Fernando Garrido, Mariana Bardan, Eduardo Melo, Erez Milgrom and Viviane Pistachio.

After the premiere of series like September Mornings and Sun, the ad shows Prime Video's focus on delivering diverse local content to Prime members worldwide. New yoke will join thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalog, including other Brazilian Amazon Originals such as disjoined, 5X Comedy, Loose in Floripa, All or Nothing: Brazilian Team.



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