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City of God: The Fight Rages On Release Date Window Set for HBO Show

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City of God: The Fight Rages On Release Date Window Set for HBO Show

Max has announced the release date window for its upcoming HBO original series titled City of God: The Fight Rages On, which serves as a sequel to 2002’s acclaimed Brazilian movie City of God.

The six-episode series is scheduled to make its debut this summer in August on Max and HBO. The original movie was a described a epic crime drama which took place in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio de Janeiro. It centered around an aspiring photographer documenting the ongoing turf war between an ambitious drug dealer and his charismatic rival.

What is the City of God: The Fight Rages On about?

“The series is an adapted continuation of the literary work by author Paulo Lins, and will follow the story of its characters, starting with the work of the photographer Buscapé. Set in the early 2000s, the series includes excerpts from the film as flashbacks to reconstruct the protagonists’ memories,” reads the synopsis.

City of God: The Fight Rages On will feature returning cast members Alexandre Rodrigues, Thiago Martins, Roberta Rodrigues, Sabrina Rosa, Kiko Marques, and Edson Oliveira. They will be joined by several new faces, including Andréia Horta, Marcos Palmeira, Jefferson Brasil, Eli Ferreira, Luellem de Castro, Otávio Linhares, Rafael Lozano, Leandro Daniel, Luiz Bertazzo, and emerging talents from Rio de Janeiro communities like City of God, Vidigal, and Mangueira.

The Brazilian series hails from producers Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Fernando Meirelle, Cris Abi and Gustavo Gontijo, with Mariano Cesar, Anouk Aaron, and Monica Albuquerque executive producing. The creative team includes writers Sérgio Machado, Renata Di Carmo, Armando Praça, Estevão Ribeiro, Rodrigo Felha, and Aly Muritiba, with the latter also serving as the general director.