HBO Max’s City of God series will follow in the footsteps of the film by Fernando Meirelles and will also be based on Paulo Lins’ book “City of God”. The plot will take place two decades after that of the original feature film. The narrative will follow the current lives of the characters seen in the 2002 film, showing what happened to them. As for the cast, Roberta Rodrigues (who played Berenice) and Thiago Martins (who played Lampião) have already confirmed their participation and will return to the universe created by Lins. Another return that has already been confirmed is that of Alexandre Rodrigues, who will reassume the role of Buscapé and will narrate the new story.
The production will feature six episodes and shooting will start in the middle of this year. There is no exact premiere date or forecast for the series to be available for streaming yet, but we will keep you posted. The series will be launched globally on the same day.
The homonymous Academy Award-nominated movie by Meirelles, released in 2002, is the 2nd most-watched foreign language film in the world according to a survey conducted by the online platform Preply of the most popular productions on IMDb.
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