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The Chosen One 

O Escolhido (original title)
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Determined to bring a Zika vaccine to the remote Pantanal, three doctors clash with a faith healer and are pulled deeper into the mysteries of his cult.




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Series cast summary:
Renan Tenca ...  Escolhido / ... 12 episodes, 2019
Paloma Bernardi Paloma Bernardi ...  Drª Lúcia Santeiro 12 episodes, 2019
Gutto Szuster Gutto Szuster ...  Dr. Enzo Vergani 12 episodes, 2019
Pedro Caetano Pedro Caetano ...  Dr. Damião Almeida 12 episodes, 2019
Mariano Mattos Martins Mariano Mattos Martins ...  Mateus 12 episodes, 2019
Alli Willow ...  Angelina 12 episodes, 2019
Tuna Dwek Tuna Dwek ...  Zulmira 12 episodes, 2019
Kiko Vianello Kiko Vianello ...  Dr. Alberto Lorenzo 12 episodes, 2019
Lourinelson Vladmir ...  Santiago 12 episodes, 2019
Aury Porto Aury Porto ...  Vicente 12 episodes, 2019
Eddie Garvar Eddie Garvar ...  Various 12 episodes, 2019
Ricardo Félix Rojas ...  Chosen One 12 episodes, 2019
Francisco Gaspar Francisco Gaspar ...  Silvino 11 episodes, 2019
Glauber Amaral Glauber Amaral ...  Tomás 11 episodes, 2019
Astrea Lucena Astrea Lucena ...  Cleuza 11 episodes, 2019
Adriano Paixão Adriano Paixão ...  Juvenal 9 episodes, 2019
Jill Galbraith ...  Angelina 8 episodes, 2019
Jeremy S. Walker ...  Dr. Damião Almeida 8 episodes, 2019
Bernardo Matos Bernardo Matos ...  Isaías 7 episodes, 2019
Mariana Amâncio Mariana Amâncio ...  Raquel 7 episodes, 2019
Giselle Itié ...  Eva 6 episodes, 2019
Tonantzin Carmelo ...  Dr. Lúcia Santiero 6 episodes, 2019
Leonardo Ventura Leonardo Ventura ...  Flávio 5 episodes, 2019


Three young doctors are sent to a remote village in Pantanal to vaccinate residents against a new mutation of the Zika virus. Their efforts to bring medical aid are refused, and the doctors find themselves trapped in an isolated community shrouded in secrets and devoted to a healer who forces them to confront the power of faith over science. Written by Netflix

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Fear has no cure. (Season 1)


Mystery | Thriller


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Pantanal mystery series
30 June 2019 | by fhenrikeSee all my reviews

It's easy to simply point some of the series mistakes but I think it's important to analyse the production context. Brazil is famous for its soap operas which has been producing in the country for decades. For most actors and producers, being part of these novelas (specially the ones from Rede Globo) represented a turning point for their career. The thing is although the country is famous for making good soap operas, it's a format with certain artistic limitations. Nowadays premium cable companies like HBO and streaming services like Netflix are investing in new series formats in the country and bringing the opportunity to Brazilian creatives to explore some new genres that are not common in the country's filmography. The Chosen One as a mystery fantasy thriller series is an addition to this new phase. Some of the acting still bring a novela feeling but it's nice to see a fiction production set outside the Rio-São Paulo axis. There's certainly other points to improve in the series overall which would be interesting to see in a second season.

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28 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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