Deadline reports today that Netflix has announced its first Brazilian zombie show, "Reality Z," which is based on the British production "Dead Set," created by Charlie Brooker.
Combining horror, humor and pop culture, the show’s five episodes reveal a zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a reality show called "Olimpo, The House of the Gods," during its elimination night. The studio becomes a shelter for those who seek salvation in Rio de Janeiro, where chaos and hopelessness begin to rule.
The series was adapted by Brazilian director, screenwriter and executive producer Cláudio Torres with Conspiração’s production.
Principal photography has commenced, starring Guilherme Weber (O Negócio, Real: O Plano por Trás da História), Jesus Luz (Guerra dos Sexos, Aquele Beijo), Ana Hartmann (Onde Nascem os Fortes, Me Chama de Bruna), Emilio de Mello (Psi, O Outro Lado do Paraíso) Carla Ribas (Casa de Alice, Aquarius), Luellem de Castro (Malhação, Veronica), Ravel Andrade (Sessão de Terapia, Onde Nascem os Fortes), and Sabrina Sato (A Grande Vitória, O Concurso) in a special collaboration.
The show is executive-produced by Cláudio Torres and Renata Brandão. Cláudio shares the direction with Rodrigo Monte and the scripting with João Costa. This is Netflix’s first collaboration with Conspiração, one of the biggest independent feature-film production companies in Brazil.
"Reality Z" is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix around the world in 2020.