Netflix has announced the main cast for an upcoming Brazilian series “Brotherhood”, previously known as “The Faction”. The 8-episode first season was created by Pedro Morelli, who will also direct and will star Naruna Costa (The Way He Looks) as the hardworking lawyer Cristina Ferreira, and Seu Jorge (Abe, City of God, The Life Acquatic of Steve Zissou) as Edson, her estranged older brother.
Award winning actress Hermila Guedes (Love For Sale a.k.a Céu de Suely) also joins the cast playing Edson’s wife Darlene alongside Lee Taylor (The Mechanism), as Ivan, a clever inmate whose opportunistic allegiance with the Brotherhood has him cross paths with Cristina. The series will arrive on Netflix later this year.
Set in the 90s the thriller will follow the story of Cristina, an honest and dedicated lawyer that finds that her missing brother has been jailed for years and is a leader of an ascendant criminal faction. Coerced by the police, she is forced to become an informant and work against her brother. But as Cristina infiltrates the faction, she begins to question her own values about law and justice and comes into contact with a dark side of herself she did not imagine she had.