Brazilian crime drama “Brotherhood,” or “Irmandade” in Portuguese, is available on Netflix. It takes us back to the middle of the 1990s to So Paulo, the hometown of Cristina, a committed, sincere, and honest lawyer. She learns that her brother, the head of the Brotherhood gang of criminals, has been detained.
The police then pressure Cristina into joining the faction, turning informant, and fighting her estranged brother. She sets out on this risky, dangerous mission, torn between her family and her obligations, and discovers her darkest side. Through her journey, Cristina eventually begins to question her views on justice.
Pedro Morelli wrote the screenplay for “Brotherhood,” which he also co-directed with Gustavo Bonafé and Aly Muritiba. Felipe Sant’Angelo, Iris Junges, Leonardo Levis, Mirna Nogueira, Francine Barbosa, and Tom Hamburger are among the authors who are working on the project.
“What drew us to The Faction is that through the perspective of Cristina, the series invites the audience to explore the inhospitable prison universe of So Paulo of the 1990s through an electrifying dramatic thriller,” said Erik Barmack, VP of Original Content for Netflix. “Cristina’s trajectory of empowerment and corruption is intertwined with that of the faction and will appeal to Netflix members worldwide,” he continued.
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Brotherhood Season 2 Release Date
The first season of “Brotherhood” debuted on Netflix on October 25, 2019. Eight episodes, all of which were broadcast on the same day, made up the first season’s entire run.
Regarding the upcoming season, we are confident that the first season’s reception inspired Netflix. Therefore, it is very likely that the network will order a second season of the program. Our best guess is that “Brotherhood” season 2 will air sometime in October 2020, assuming everything goes as planned. As we come to know more, we will update this section.
Brotherhood Season 2 Cast
The cast of “Brotherhood” is impressive. Still, Naruna Costa, a Brazilian actress, stands out as Cristina Ferreira, a dedicated and hardworking lawyer. The Way He Looks is where Costa made her name. As Cristina’s estranged older brother Edson, Seu Jorge plays the lead role. Prior roles for Jorge include “Abe,” “City of God,” and “The Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou.”
Edson’s wife, Darlene, is portrayed by multi-award-winning actress Hermila Guedes (‘Love For Sale). Ivan is a clever prisoner with an opportunistic allegiance to the Brotherhood, played by Lee Taylor of “The Mechanism” fame. Cristina and Ivan eventually cross paths, even though they both have different goals. Wesley Guimares portrays Marcel, Pedro Wagner plays Carniça, and Danilo Grangheia plays Andrade. You can anticipate seeing the most prominent cast members back if the show is renewed.
Brotherhood Season 2 Story
“Brotherhood” chronicles the lives of Cristina, Edson, Darlene, Ivan, Andrade, Carniça, and Marcel after they become acquainted through crime. The narration is primarily told from the perspectives of Cristina and Edson, two siblings from the same family. They have opposing views on what constitutes justice. But as their lives intertwine, they understand that their separate realities are somehow connected.
Cristina, a sincere and committed lawyer, learns one day that her older brother, whom she had always admired, is incarcerated. Later, she knows that her estranged sibling is the head of the Brotherhood, a growing criminal organization. Now, Cristina is required by the authorities to infiltrate the Brotherhood, extract crucial information from the group, and give this information to the police as part of her duty but against her will.
She must, in other words, work against her brother, which forces her to make a moral choice. Still, Cristina decides to embark on a risky mission while upholding her professional ethics. She discovers her darker side on her journey and begins to doubt her views on justice.
The intense crime thriller “Brotherhood” tackles a topic that is both sensitive and current. It takes place in a nation where the people are frequently the targets of violence and have grown accustomed to heinous acts of brutality.
And by attempting to delve deeply into the causes and genesis of the issue, “Brotherhood” takes a bold step toward addressing the contradictory Brazilian reality. The show not only deals with a serious subject but also weaves thriller, crime, action, and suspense into its narrative.