Ravishing love, power, intrigue, passion, jealousy, and disappointments are the hallmarks of the thrilling plot in ‘Nothing Remains the Same’, Globo’s limited series that has just been licensed to Visionary Thinking, one of Europe’s top entertainment content distributors. The production revolves around a great love story that takes place behind the scenes of the creation of the first TV network in Brazil, featured in Globo’s catalog for the international market in the next edition of LA Screenings, to be held May 15-18.
In 10 episodes, ‘Nothing Remains the Same’ tells the love story of Saulo (Murilo Benício, ‘Brazil Avenue’), a visionary and passionate man who dreams of creating Brazil’s first TV network alongside Verônica (Debora Falabella, ‘Brazil Avenue’), who yearns to become a famous actress. Set in the mid-1950s, the limited series features the drama and changes experienced by the leading couple, as well as the revolution and innovation that marked the early days of television as we know it.
“The late 1950s was a very rich period in Brazilian history; a time of social, political and cultural revolution marked by the liberation of women, the country’s industrial development and the emergence of larger cities. Those years also saw the transfer of the nation’s capital to Brasília, Bossa Nova, Brazil winning the World Soccer Championship, and the birth of television. Our story is a fictional work with some creative freedom, showing the inception of what would later become one of the favorite pastime among Brazilians, the telenovelas”, said Guel Arraes, who wrote the limited series along with Jorge Furtado and João Falcão.
The contemporary language and costumes inspired by remarkable characters of the period, along with the sets, photography, lighting, and music production, help set the tone for the piece. ‘Nothing Remains the Same’ features José Luiz Villamarim as artistic director and a star-studded cast, including Bruna Marquezine (‘Helena’s Shadow’), Daniel Oliveira and Cássia Kis (‘The Party’), and Osmar Prado (‘Doomed’).