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Disney’s Star+ Developing Brazil Period Drama Series ‘Americana’

Disney’s Star+ in Brazil is developing a new drama series “Americana” which follows the plight of ‘Confederados’ who left the U.S. for Brazil after the American Civil War.

According to Deadline, the series is set in Americana, a municipality in the state of São Paulo, during the late 19th century and follows the Confederates who left the U.S. for Brazil after losing the American Civil War. We hear it follows a police officer and his female slave, who is also a detective, as they uncover the truth behind murders in the town. About 20,000 Confederate subjects — known as Confederados — left America to emigrate to Brazil in the 19th Century.

Kaiwi Lyman (Den of Thieves, American Violence) is attached to star in the project.  Brazilian actors Andre Ramiro, Bruno Gissoni, Larissa Nunes, Zeze Motta, Thalma de Freitas, David Júnior, Maria Luiza Mendonça, Luciano Quirino, Zahy Tentehar, Lucila Gandolfo, Diego lleske and Ditte Marie le-Fèvreare also part of an ensemble cast.

São Paolo production house CineFilm is making the show based on scripts from Maurilio Martins and Manuel Moruzzi.

The series is filming in São Paolo and will consist of 2 seasons with 6 episodes each.  “Americana” is set to premiere in 2024.

Source: Deadline

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