Netflix is bringing Rejoice to Netflix, another Netflix Original series about zombies! We now have confirmation that Brazilian production company Conspiração’s production will be adapting the British zombie series Dead Set into Reality Z.
On the 24th April, the Rio Creative Conference Primetime panel confirmed that the Brazilian adaptation of British zombie series Dead Set had been produced. Claudio Torres, a Brazilian director is responsible for this adaptation. Torres will serve as the executive producer of the series alongside Renata Brandão. He will also share directing with Rodrigo Monte while the scriptwriting has also been handled by Torres and João Costa.
Conspiração is one of the largest independent feature film production companies in Brazil. Reality Z will be the first title that Netflix and Conspiração have collaborated.
Reality Z is scheduled to be released on Netflix and it will arrive Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
Reality Z's plot will be based on the Dead Set structure. A synopsis has been given by Conspiração which is the following:
The show’s five episodes reveal a zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a reality show called Olimpo, The House of the Gods, during its elimination night. The studio becomes a shelter for those who seek salvation in Rio de Janeiro, where chaos and hopelessness begin to rule.
Charlie Brooker was the creator of Dead Set, a series for Channel 4, before Black Mirror. This series was a zombie-apocalyptic twist on Big Brother's reality show, which was huge at that time in the UK. Big Brother, a British reality show that allows a small group of strangers to live in the Big Brother House. The public could vote to eliminate their least favourite contestants.
Big Brother's concept is the same as Dead Set, except that the zombie apocalypse starts on the first elimination night. As the contestants wait for their first elimination, the zombies attack the producers and fans, eating them. The contestants were unaware of all the chaos that is occurring outside and have found refuge inside Big Brother House.
Reality Z will feature the following cast members:
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|TBA||Ravel Andrade||Aruanas | Supermax | Rock Story|
|TBA||Luellem de Castro||No Meio da Rua | Young Hearts | Segredos de Justiça|
|TBA||Emílio de Mello||Cazuza: Time Doesn’t Stop | Possible Loves | Darling Stranger|
|TBA||Ana Hartmann||The Man with the Orange Head | Feras | Bula|
|TBA||Jesus Luz||Aquele Beijo | Vai que Cola | Fight or Love?|
|TBA||Carla Ribs||Alice’s House | Marighella | Campo Grande|
|TBA||Sabrina Sato||A Grande Vitória | The Test | A Cartomante|
|TBA||Guilherme Weber||Desert | The Big Catch | Sunstroke|
Reality Z was filmed in spring 2019. It’s unclear how long the filming went on for, but IMDb officially updated its status to Post-Production on 23rd March 2020.
Reality Z will have five episodes, it has been confirmed.
It’s highly likely that each episode of Reality Z will have run times around fifty to sixty minutes.
You can stream the series in 4K. To upgrade to premium, subscribers will have to have access to the 4K series on a 4K device and an internet connection of at least 25 Mbps
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