Netflix unleashed Reality Z, a Brazilian horror series influenced by Charlie Brooker (Black mirror) British Horror Miniseries Dead set, according to Variety. Producer ClÃ¡udio Torres (The man of the future) challenged himself to use Brazil’s obsession with pop culture and reality TV for this show. The show will take place in Rio de Janeiro with a zombie apocalypse forcing the attendees and producers of the Olimpo reality show to take refuge in the autonomous tailor-made set.
Torres took inspiration from traditional Brazilian art movements to shape this show, using these movements with his inspiration from Dead set to capture this world. “The first five episodes are Dead set seen through a tropical mirror, âsaid Torres Variety. “From Episode 6 to 10, the material is completely new and, I hope, honors the critical soul, humor and violence of the original Charlie.”
Netflix teams up with multiple Emmy-winning Brazilian production house Conspiracy, (Rio, I love you) with the production house currently developing 6 more shows, while following COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. Netflix also announced last year that it has around 30 original series and films in different stages of production in Brazil.
âThe zombie genre is still new to Brazilian cinema, so we had to learn and reinvent a lot to deliver a show with great production values,â Torres told Variety, adding that over 1,000 scenes featured special effects. âThe most complex visual effects were the aerial shots where we created a destroyed Rio de Janeiro with 3D elements, fire and smoke. “
Reality Z will be released in all regions where Netflix is ââavailable on June 10.