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Netflix Announces New Brazilian Drama ‘The One’

Six One-Hour Episodes Ordered for 2019

Netflix will stream six one-hour episodes of new original scripted series, “The One” from author Raphael Draccon and novelist Carolina Munhóz. Adapted from the Mexican show “Niño Santo” created and written by Pedro Peirano and Mauricio Katz and based on the original idea by Pablo Cruz, the drama follows three young doctors who are sent to a remote village in Pantanal to vaccinate residents against a new mutation of the Zika virus. Their efforts to bring medical aid are refused, and the doctors find themselves trapped in an isolated community shrouded in secrets and devoted to a healer who forces them to confront the power of faith over science.

“We are excited to share Carolina and Raphael’s re-imagining of this series with our subscribers around the globe. They have delivered a uniquely Brazilian take on the show, and skillfully developed rich characters and specificity of the strange and often frightening world in which the show takes place,” said Chris Sanagustin, Director of International Originals at Netflix.

Principal photography of The One begins in September and the debut exclusively on Netflix around the globe is targeted to 2019.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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