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Created by
Based onan original idea
by KondZilla
Written by
  • Guilherme Quintella
  • Duda de Almeida
  • Thays Berbe
Directed by
  • KondZilla
  • Johnny Araújo
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes18
Executive producer
  • Felipe Braga
  • Felipe Hermini
  • Lito Mendes da Rocha
  • Helena Maura
  • Rodrigo Menecucci
  • Estevan Santos
Running time36–55 minutes
Production companyLosbragas
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original releaseAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09) –

Sintonia is a Brazilian crime teen drama streaming television series created and directed by Kondzilla that premiered on Netflix on August 9, 2019.[1][2]

Narrated from the perspectives of the three characters Doni, Nando, and Rita who grew up together, the series follows the interconnectedness of music, drug trafficking and religion in a peripheral neighborhood of São Paulo.[3][4]

The series links the first order of the criminal organization Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC). The name of the faction is not mentioned, at least in the first season, but shows how it works in scenes, some criminals debating standing in a circle in an abandoned shed and showing that the criminals of the PCC will be called to avoid community conflicts.

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Christian Malheiros as Luiz Fernando "Nando" Silva
  • Jottapê as Donizete "Doni" Santana da Costa
  • Bruna Mascarenhas as Rita


  • MC M10 as Formiga
  • Vinícius de Oliveira as Éder
  • Rosana Maris as Jussara
  • Danielle Olímpia as Cacau
  • Julia Yamaguchi as Scheyla
  • Leilah Moreno as MC Dondoka
  • Júlio Silvério as Jaspion
  • Jefferson Silvério as Rivaldinho
  • Fabrício Araújo as Juninho
  • Vanderlei Bernardino as Mr. Chico
  • Fernanda Viacava as Sueli
  • Felipe Vidal as Stephano
  • Martha Meola as Lucrécia


  • Dani Russo as herself
  • MC Kekel as himself


Series Overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16September 8, 2019 (2019-09-08)
26October 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
36July 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"They Caught Cacau"KondZillaGuilherme Quintella & Duda de AlmeidaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Doni nurtures hopes that his musical career will take off, Nando tries to get promoted in a drug dealing operation, and Rita worries about her friend.
22"I Did a Bad Thing"Johnny AraújoDuda de AlmeidaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
A wounded Rita feels guilty about Cacau. Nando gets in trouble with law enforcement and Doni confronts Dondoka about stealing his music.
33"Second Chance"Johnny AraújoThays Berbe & Guilherme QuintellaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Doni starts to enjoy his success but his friends urge him to stay grounded. Nando defends a threatened Juninho and Rita sees another side of religion.
44"Do the Right Thing"Johnny AraújoDuda de Almeida, Guilherme Quintella & Thays BerbeAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Doni overcommits himself to too many performances, while Rita plans a fundraiser. Nando fears for his life after a drug delivery seemingly goes awry.
55"Make Your Mark"KondZilla & Johnny AraújoGuilherme Quintella & Thays BerbeAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Badá decides what to do with Nando. Rita has a meaningful religious experience and considers her future. Doni performs to an energized crowd.
66"Moving to the Same Beat"KondZillaGuilherme Quintella & Duda de AlmeidaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
A grieving Doni takes a risk during his first television appearance. Rita prepares for her baptism. Nando is rewarded within the drug cartel.

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
71"The Family We Chose"KondZilla & Johnny AraújoGuilherme QuintellaOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
82"Different Worlds"KondZilla & Johnny AraújoThayná Mantesso, Guilherme Quintella & Denis NielsenOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
93"If We Get Together Tonight, It's Gonna Be Lit"KondZilla & Gabriel ZerraGuilherme FreitasOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
104"Paying Up"KondZilla & Daniela CarvalhoLuíza FazioOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
115"A Thousand May Fall at Your Side"KondZilla, Johnny Araújo & Thiago EvaDuda de AlmeidaOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
126"Vigil"KondZilla, Johnny Araújo & Daniela CarvalhoDenis NielsenOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)

Season 3 (2022)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [5]
131"As Life Begins"UnknownUnknownJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
142"Alias: Formigão"UnknownUnknownJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
153"He Who Protects Me Never Sleeps"UnknownUnknownJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
164"God and Ideas"UnknownUnknownJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
175"Escape Route"UnknownUnknownJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
186"The Beginning of the End"UnknownUnknownJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)


Conception and development[edit]

The producer company Losbragas, who had already produced the comedy series Samantha! for Netflix, learned of Kondzilla's idea of making a short film about three young teenagers from the favela who wanted to buy expensive sneakers. After negotiations, the idea of the short film turned to a project of a series and the characters gained different goals and a more complex storyline.[6]


On June 17, 2019, the teaser trailer for the series was released.[7] The first full trailer was released by Netflix on July 11, 2019.[8]

The red carpet premiere of Sintonia took place on July 30, 2019, at the Cinemateca Brasileira in São Paulo, where the first two episodes were previewed.[9]

For the first time in an original production, Netflix released the first episode of Sintonia on YouTube as a promotion for the series. The episode became available from August 9, until August 11, 2019, at KondZilla's YouTube channel.[10]


The music for the series was composed by Tropkillaz's electronic music duo of DJs Zegon and Lauds. The series also features original songs for the character MC Doni (performed by Jottapê) and produced by MC EZ.[11] The soundtrack album was released to music streaming services such as Spotify, on August 17, 2019.[12]

Season 1 songs
  1. Funk da Netflix
  2. Te Amo Sem Compromisso
  3. Passei de Nave
  4. Não Vai Ser Fácil (Taxado de Boy)
  5. Tira Meu Nome da Boca


Joel Keller from Decider described Sintonia as a "fascinating look at life in São Paulo's favelas, where people are creative and hopeful, despite difficult circumstances."[13]


  1. ^ "Netflix, KondZilla, Losbragas Team for 'Sintonia'". Variety. March 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Sintonia | Netflix Official Site". Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  3. ^ White, Peter (July 11, 2019). "Netflix To Launch Brazilian Coming-Of-Age Drama 'Sintonia' From YouTube Star In August – Trailer". Deadline.
  4. ^ "Netflix anuncia 'Sintonia', produção brasileira em parceria com KondZilla". Estadão (in Portuguese). March 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Shows A-Z – Sintonia on Netflix". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  6. ^ Brêda, Lucas (July 30, 2019). "Kondzilla desbrava Netflix e estreia série com funk, fé em Cristo e vida bandida". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese).
  7. ^ "Sintonia Teaser Netflix". YouTube. June 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Sintonia Trailer Netflix". YouTube. July 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Com direito a tapete vermelho, KondZilla e elenco de "Sintonia" celebram pré-estreia em São Paulo". PoltronaVip (in Portuguese). August 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Netflix libera primeiro episódio de "Sintonia" no YouTube". Correio do Povo (in Portuguese). August 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "'Te amo sem compromisso' é a 'Shallow' do funk? Hit fictício em 'Sintonia' é candidata a sucesso real". G1 (in Portuguese). August 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "Ouça a trilha sonora de "Sintonia", nova série brasileira da Netflix". Pop Cultura (in Portuguese). August 17, 2019.
  13. ^ Keller, Joel (August 9, 2019). "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Sintonia' On Netflix, Where Three Friends From São Paulo's Favelas Rely On Each Other And Listen To Lots Of Funk". Decider. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

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