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|Based on||an original idea|
|Country of origin||Brazil|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Running time||36–55 minutes|
|Picture format||4K (Ultra HD)|
|Original release||August 9, 2019 –|
Sintonia is a Brazilian crime teen drama streaming television series created and directed by Kondzilla that premiered on Netflix on August 9, 2019.
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.
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
- 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
Season 1 (2019)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"They Caught Cacau"||KondZilla||Guilherme Quintella & Duda de Almeida||August 9, 2019|
|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.|
|2||2||"I Did a Bad Thing"||Johnny Araújo||Duda de Almeida||August 9, 2019|
|A wounded Rita feels guilty about Cacau. Nando gets in trouble with law enforcement and Doni confronts Dondoka about stealing his music.|
|3||3||"Second Chance"||Johnny Araújo||Thays Berbe & Guilherme Quintella||August 9, 2019|
|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.|
|4||4||"Do the Right Thing"||Johnny Araújo||Duda de Almeida, Guilherme Quintella & Thays Berbe||August 9, 2019|
|Doni overcommits himself to too many performances, while Rita plans a fundraiser. Nando fears for his life after a drug delivery seemingly goes awry.|
|5||5||"Make Your Mark"||KondZilla & Johnny Araújo||Guilherme Quintella & Thays Berbe||August 9, 2019|
|Badá decides what to do with Nando. Rita has a meaningful religious experience and considers her future. Doni performs to an energized crowd.|
|6||6||"Moving to the Same Beat"||KondZilla||Guilherme Quintella & Duda de Almeida||August 9, 2019|
|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)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|7||1||"The Family We Chose"||KondZilla & Johnny Araújo||Guilherme Quintella||October 27, 2021|
|8||2||"Different Worlds"||KondZilla & Johnny Araújo||Thayná Mantesso, Guilherme Quintella & Denis Nielsen||October 27, 2021|
|9||3||"If We Get Together Tonight, It's Gonna Be Lit"||KondZilla & Gabriel Zerra||Guilherme Freitas||October 27, 2021|
|10||4||"Paying Up"||KondZilla & Daniela Carvalho||Luíza Fazio||October 27, 2021|
|11||5||"A Thousand May Fall at Your Side"||KondZilla, Johnny Araújo & Thiago Eva||Duda de Almeida||October 27, 2021|
|12||6||"Vigil"||KondZilla, Johnny Araújo & Daniela Carvalho||Denis Nielsen||October 27, 2021|
Season 3 (2022)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|13||1||"As Life Begins"||Unknown||Unknown||July 13, 2022|
|14||2||"Alias: Formigão"||Unknown||Unknown||July 13, 2022|
|15||3||"He Who Protects Me Never Sleeps"||Unknown||Unknown||July 13, 2022|
|16||4||"God and Ideas"||Unknown||Unknown||July 13, 2022|
|17||5||"Escape Route"||Unknown||Unknown||July 13, 2022|
|18||6||"The Beginning of the End"||Unknown||Unknown||July 13, 2022|
Conception and development
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.
On June 17, 2019, the teaser trailer for the series was released. The first full trailer was released by Netflix on July 11, 2019.
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.
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.
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. The soundtrack album was released to music streaming services such as Spotify, on August 17, 2019.
- Season 1 songs
- Funk da Netflix
- Te Amo Sem Compromisso
- Passei de Nave
- Não Vai Ser Fácil (Taxado de Boy)
- 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."
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- ^ 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).
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- ^ "Com direito a tapete vermelho, KondZilla e elenco de "Sintonia" celebram pré-estreia em São Paulo". PoltronaVip (in Portuguese). August 1, 2019.
- ^ "Netflix libera primeiro episódio de "Sintonia" no YouTube". Correio do Povo (in Portuguese). August 10, 2019.
- ^ "'Te amo sem compromisso' é a 'Shallow' do funk? Hit fictício em 'Sintonia' é candidata a sucesso real". G1 (in Portuguese). August 19, 2019.
- ^ "Ouça a trilha sonora de "Sintonia", nova série brasileira da Netflix". Pop Cultura (in Portuguese). August 17, 2019.
- ^ 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.