To Celebrate Globo TV´s 50th Birthday, Take a Look at the Various Series That it has Produced in Partnership with O2
Cinema and TV
This year the Globo Network is celebrating 50 years on the air. O2 Filmes was the first production company to produce a series with the network. That was in 2002 when City of Men premiered on Globo, telling the story of Laranjinha and Acerola. Since then O2 has made a number of series in partnership with the network including Antônia, Felizes para Sempre?(Happily Ever After?) and Os Experientes (The Ones with Experience), together with many others.
Take a look at a few of the series and miniseries that O2 has produced for Globo TV.
City of Men (2002 – 2006)
A landmark in Brazilian television drama, this series by Paulo Morelli was the first co-production between the network and an independent production company. A ratings success, the story of Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) and Acerola (Douglas Silva) captivated Brazil for four seasons.
Antônia (2006 – 2007)
A miniseries and a continuation of the film of the same name, it went on the air in 2006 to tell the story of four friends: Preta (Negra Li), Barbarah (Leilah Moreno), Mayah (Quelyna) and Lena (Cindy Mendes), who live in Vila Brasilândia, on the periphery of São Paulo. All of them have a dream in common: to be singers. It lasted two seasons and depicted the comings and goings of the group. It was directed by Luciano Moura, Tata Amaral, Roberto Moreira, Fabrizia Pinto and Gisele Barroco.
Som e Fúria (The Sound and the Fury) (2009)
An adaptation of the Canadian series Slings and Arrows, The Sound and the Fury miniseries was directed by Fernando Meirelles and shows the daily life of a respected theater troupe as it puts on four plays by Shakespeare.
A Mulher do Prefeito (The Mayor’s Wife) (2013)
In a good-natured critique of the Brazilian political landscape, A Mulher do Prefeito (The Mayor’s Wife), directed by Luiz Villaça, tells the story of Aurora (Denise Fraga), the wife of Mayor Reinaldo Rangel (Tony Ramos), the all-powerful leader of the tiny city of Pitanguá, in which the wife is forced to assume the leadership of city hall after her husband is arrested and forced to resign.
Happily Ever After? (2015)
A popular and critical success, Happily Ever After? premiered at the beginning of the year and shows different couples experiencing crises in their relationships, all related to a crime of passion. Directed by Fernando Meirelles, the series was inspired by Quem Ama Não Mata (a series written by Euclydes Marinho). Much more than “who killed whom,” the series is known for the quality of its writing and its iconic scenes. The episodes were directed by Paulo Morelli, Rodrigo Meirelles, Luciano Moura and Fernando Meirelles.
The Ones with Experience (2015)
And who says life ends at 60? That’s what the series The Ones with Experience has shown. Featuring names like Beatriz Segall, Selma Egrei, Joana Fomm, and Juca de Oliveira, the miniseries consists of four episodes broadcast this April that were directed by Gisele Barroco, and Quico and Fernando Meirelles. The stories tell of new love in old age, a group of friends who play samba together, a bank hold-up, and a father who discovers he only has a short time left to live.