Portuguese series “Rabo de Peixe” will have a second season on Netflix

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Portuguese series “Rabo de Peixe”, created by director Augusto Fraga, will have a second season, streaming platform Netflix revealed today.

The announcement of a second season comes three weeks after the premiere of this fiction series, produced by Ukbar Filmes and directed by Augusto Fraga and Patrícia Sequeira.

“For all those who have been moved, laughed at and suffered with this fishtail group of friends, we promise an exciting and surprising second season,” said the director, quoted in the Netflix release.

According to the company, in its first two weeks on the air, “Rabo de Peixe” featured in the “top” of the world’s ten most-watched series in languages other than English.

The series, which premiered on May 26, continues to top the ratings in Portugal, according to Netflix.

The second season, whose production schedule has yet to be revealed, “is an incredible opportunity to continue the work accomplished, but also to reaffirm the potential of Portuguese series inside and outside the country,” said producers Pandora da Cunha Telles and Pablo Iraola, of Ukbar Filmes, in the same release.

“Rabo de Peixe” is the second Portuguese drama series produced for Netflix, following Pedro Lopes’ “Glória”, directed by Tiago Guedes, produced by SPI and premiering in November 2021.

The story is based on a true event that took place in 2001, when a sailing boat sank with half a ton of cocaine on board, most of which washed ashore near Rabo de Peixe, on the island of São Miguel.

Based on these facts, a fictional story was created about four friends who, in possession of several kilos of drugs, aspire to change their lives, and about a police investigation into the shipwreck.

In the series, the four friends are played by José Condessa, Helena Caldeira, Rodrigo Tomás and André Leitão, but there are also other names such as Albano Jerónimo, Maria João Bastos, Afonso Pimentel, Pêpê Rapazote and Adriano Carvalho.

In addition to Augusto Fraga, the core of this series also included editor Marcos Castiel and cinematographer André Szankowski.

“Fishtail” is one of ten winning projects in a screenwriting competition organized by Netflix in collaboration with the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual.

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