A thriller set in a world sharply divided between progress and devastation, where people are given the chance to make it to the "better side" but only 3% of the candidates succeed.


Pedro Aguilera
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Series cast summary:
João Miguel João Miguel ...  Ezequiel 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Bianca Comparato ...  Michele Santana 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Vaneza Oliveira Vaneza Oliveira ...  Joana Coelho 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Rodolfo Valente Rodolfo Valente ...  Rafael Moreira 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Michel Gomes Michel Gomes ...  Fernando Carvalho 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Zezé Motta Zezé Motta ...  Nair 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Celso Frateschi Celso Frateschi ...  O Velho 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Mel Fronckowiak Mel Fronckowiak ...  Julia 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Luciana Paes Luciana Paes ...  Cássia 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Samuel de Assis Samuel de Assis ...  Silas 10 episodes, 2018
Cynthia Senek Cynthia Senek ...  Glória 10 episodes, 2018
Laila Garin Laila Garin ...  Marcela 10 episodes, 2018
Bruno Fagundes ...  André 10 episodes, 2018
Viviane Porto Viviane Porto ...  Aline 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Thais Lago Thais Lago ...  Elisa 10 episodes, 2018
Fernanda Vasconcellos Fernanda Vasconcellos ...  Laís 10 episodes, 2018
Maria Flor Maria Flor ...  Marisa 10 episodes, 2018
Silvio Guindane ...  Elano 10 episodes, 2018
Rafael Lozano Rafael Lozano ...  Marco Alvares 9 episodes, 2016-2018
Sérgio Mamberti Sérgio Mamberti ...  Matheus 8 episodes, 2016
Roberta Calza Roberta Calza ...  Ivana 8 episodes, 2016-2018


A world divided into progress and devastation. The link between the two sides - Offshore and Inland - is a rigorous and painstaking system called The Process. Everyone in Inland has a chance to go through The Process to live a better life in Offshore. But only 3% make it through.

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Equality is a convincing illusion.


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Release Date:

25 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Percent See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


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BRL 10,000,000 (estimated)
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The entire first season was budgeted at R$ 10 million, about 20 times less than that of The Crown (2016)'s first season. See more »


Version of 3% (2011) See more »

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May surprise those who only know Brazilian Soaps
28 November 2016 | by refordgarrySee all my reviews

There's plenty to recommend this low-budget, futuristic Portuguese- Brazilian 8-episode SciFi teleseries. It has a gripping plot, the characters have plenty of magnetism and the situation of poverty versus privilege will ring true with many.

It's about a futuristic, real-life competition designed to choose the optimum 3% of new adults, who deem their skills sufficient to "pass" a truly grueling selection process. Successful candidates are rewarded with a life in a man-made paradise "Offshore", whereas the rest are doomed to continue living "Inland" - a huge poverty-stricken, environmentally degraded favela. There's plenty of sub-plot, social current and Machiavellian wickedness to keep viewers on the edge of their seats till the last episode. Despite the DIY feel of the close sets there are fortunately enough locations to relieve viewers of claustrophobia, that hampers many other cheap SciFi productions. I think this one (thanks to a good English dubbed version) will catch on with a wider TV audience than the normal Portuguese, homespun audience.

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