Portugal’s SIC has picked up a number of series from Brazilian distributor Globo TV International.
Merciless, Doomed, and The Hunter have all been acquired, with the latter due to lauch on March 21 as part of a new Saturday primetime slot dedicated to fiction.
Dupla Identidade (Merciless, 10×60′) tells the story of serial killer Edu (Bruno Gagliasso), a handsome, intelligent man who kills for the pleasure of it. Written by Glória Perez, it also stars Débora Falabella.
Amores Roubados (Doomed, 8×60′) is about Leandro, a sommelier, who is bold with married women and cautious with their husbands, until he is surprised by young and fearless Antônia. The cast includes Cauã Raymond, and Isis Valverde, and the writer is George Moura.
O Caçador (The Hunter, 13×60′) – written by Fernando Bonassi, Marçal Aquino and José Alvarenga – is about André (Cauã Raymond), a cop who is arrested after his own father wrongly accused him of being involved in a kidnapping. Once released from jail, he is driven by one single goal: finding clues to prove his innocence.
SIC has also picked up O Canto da Sereia (Siren’s Song, 4×45′), written by George Moura and Patrícia Andrade. It is the story of Sereia (Isis Valverde), considered the queen of pop music, who lives in a world where fame and wealth are interwoven with feelings of envy and hatred. Her murder in the middle of Carnival shocks the country and the hunt for the criminal reveals a new suspect every day.
SIC has a long partnership with Globo. Previous acquisitions include Brazil Avenue, Looks & Essence, and Gabriela.