Glória (2021 TV series)

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Glória
Release poster
Genre
  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • History
Created byPedro Lopes
Written by
  • Inês Gomes
  • Pedro Lopes
  • Rita Roberto
  • Filipa Poppe
  • Miguel Simal
  • André Tenente
  • Manuel Mora Marques
  • Mafalda Cordeiro
  • Mário Cunha
  • Marina Ribeiro
Directed byTiago Guedes
Starring
ComposerBruno Pernadas
Country of originPortugal
Original languagesPortuguese, English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
ProducerSérgio Baptista
Production locationPortugal
CinematographyAndré Szankowski
EditorMarcos Castiel
Running time40-47 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNetflix
Release5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)

Glória is a Portuguese historical thriller drama television series. It was released on 5 November 2021 and is the first Netflix production originating in Portugal.[1] It tells the story of a young spy operating in Cold-War Portugal, amid the intrigues of the US and Soviet Union. According to Variety, the show cost 6 million euros to produce, making it the most expensive series in Portuguese television history.[note 1][3]

Synopsis

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In the small village of Glória do Ribatejo, João Vidal is recruited as a spy for the KGB. It is the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, and both the Soviets and Americans are attempting to manipulate events to their respective advantage and gain strategic control of Europe. Vidal undertakes high-risk espionage missions that have the potential to change the course of Portuguese and world history.[4][5][6]

Cast and characters

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Main

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Actor/Actress Character
Miguel Nunes João Vidal
Matt Rippy James Wilson
Stephanie Vogt Anne O'Brien Wilson
Carolina Amaral Carolina
Afonso Pimentel Gonçalo
Victória Guerra Mia
Adriano Luz Alexandre Petrovsky
Augusto Madeira Miguel
Leonor Silveira Madalena Vidal
Ana Neborac Irina
João Pedro Vaz Ramiro
João Arrais Fernando
Marcello Urgeghe Henrique Vidal
Maria João Pinho Sofia
Jimmy Taenaka Bill

Recurring

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Actor/Actress Character
Adriano Carvalho Tomé
Fernando Pires Hernâni
João Estima Bernardino
Sílvia Filipe Vitalina
Luís Araújo Elias
Rita Durão Nazaré
Rodrigo Tomás Mário
Sandra Faleiro Ermelinda
Carloto Cotta Brito
Tónan Quito Luís
Rafael Morais Domingos
Ana Sofia Martins Theresa
Cláudio da Silva Horácio
Álvaro Correia Padre Martinho
Jorge Andrade Jaime Ramos
João Pedro Mamede Zé Mudo
Gonçalo Waddington César
Jim Sturgeon Ronald Parker
Vicente Gil Roberto
Rita Cabaço Otília
Teresa Madruga Alcina
Stewart Alexander Ambassador Ryan Marshal
Joana Ribeiro Ursula
Albano Jerónimo Dassaev
Pêpê Rapazote Embaixador Americano
Inês Castel-Branco Enfermeira Lourdes

Episodes

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No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Rumo à Vitória"
"Onwards to Victory"
Tiago GuedesMafalda Cordeiro, Mário Cunha, Inês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Marina Ribeiro, Rita Roberto5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
It is 1968, on the eve of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, and João Vidal takes up his new post at RARET, an American intelligence operation in the small town of Glória do Ribatejo. Unbeknownst to his colleagues, however, Vidal has been recruited by the Soviets to act as a spy.
22"A Absolvição Absolve-nos da Culpa"
"Confession Absolves Us of Any Guilt"
Tiago GuedesInês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Filipa Poppe, Rita Roberto, Miguel Simal, André Tenente5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
33"A Pátria Não Se Discute"
"We Do Not Discuss the Nation"
Tiago GuedesMafalda Cordeiro, Mário Cunha, Inês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Marina Ribeiro5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
44"A Morte Nunca é Natural"
"Death Is Never Natural"
Tiago GuedesInês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Filipa Poppe, Rita Roberto, Miguel Simal, André Tenente5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
55"Olhar a Lua de Baixo"
"Looking at the Moon from Below"
Tiago GuedesInês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Filipa Poppe, Rita Roberto, Miguel Simal, André Tenente5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
66"O Infortúnio"
"The Misfortune"
Tiago GuedesInês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Manuel Mora Marques, Filipa Poppe, Rita Roberto, Miguel Simal, André Tenente5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
77"A Fuga..."
"The Leak"
Tiago GuedesInês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Manuel Mora Marques, Filipa Poppe, Rita Roberto, Miguel Simal, André Tenente5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
88"Virtudes Públicas"
"Public Virtues"
Tiago GuedesInês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Manuel Mora Marques, Filipa Poppe, Rita Roberto, Miguel Simal, André Tenente5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
99"A Toupeira"
"The Mole"
Tiago GuedesInês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Manuel Mora Marques, Filipa Poppe, Rita Roberto, Miguel Simal, André Tenente5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)
1010"Homem Novo"
"New Man"
Tiago GuedesInês Gomes, Pedro Lopes, Manuel Mora Marques, Filipa Poppe, Rita Roberto, Miguel Simal, André Tenente5 November 2021 (2021-11-05)

Notes

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  1. ^ The previous record belonged to the series Equador,[2] produced in 2008 by TVI, costing 5.7 million euros.

References

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  1. ^ "Thriller."Glória", la première série portugaise sur Netflix" [Thriller. "GlóriaF, the first Portuguese Series on Netflix]. courrierinternational.com (in French). 5 November 2021. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Equador (telessérie)", Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre (in Portuguese), 11 May 2021, archived from the original on 16 July 2024, retrieved 1 December 2021
  3. ^ Dale, Martin (29 November 2021). "ONSeries Lisboa 2021: Portugal Turns to Crime, Noir to Fuel Overseas Expansion". Variety. Archived from the original on 29 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Stream It or Skip It: 'Glória' on Netflix, About a '60s Cold War Spy Ring Inside Raret's Portuguese Headquarters". decider.com. 5 November 2021. Archived from the original on 16 July 2024. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Netflix's Gloria Review: Underground Ventures and Cold War". leisurebyte.com. 5 November 2021. Archived from the original on 16 July 2024. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Glória: Netflix Drops Trailer for Portuguese Historical Spy Thriller". theeurotvplace.com. 19 October 2021. Archived from the original on 8 November 2021. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
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