Amazon Prime Video takes Turner’s ‘Freitas Brothers’

Variety | 10/15/2019 | John Hopewell
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CANNES — In yet another – and significant – Latin America distribution deal for the now highly active OTT giant, Amazon Prime Video has acquired Brazilian and pan-Spanish-speaking Latin American SVOD rights to Turner Latin America’s highly anticipated “Freitas Brothers.”

The announcement was made late Tuesday by Turner Latin America at Cannes Mipcom TV and OTT trade fair.

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Underscoring the alliance between WarnerMedia’s Turner Latin America, the No. 1 pay TV powerhouse in Latin America, with the cream of Brazil’s film world, the boxing bioseries was created by Sergio Machado (”Lower City”) and Walter Salles (“The Motorcycle Diaries”), directed by Machado and Aly Muritiba (“Rust”) and supervised by Salles.

Top Brazilian production house Gullane (“A Wolf at the Door,””The Second Mother”) produces with Salles’ label VideoFilmes.

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“Freitas Brothers” will bow on TLA’s pay TV channel Space Brazil and, two hours later, be made available on Amazon Prime Video in the same country. Three months after the end of the Season 1, the series will be available throughout the region on the online platform.

The eight-episode series tells the story of the brotherly love and rivalry between Brazilian boxer Acelino “Popó” (Daniel Rocha),one...
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