'Green Frontier': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the Colombian crime thriller
In a spooky yet exciting teaser, we are barely given a glimpse of the Amazon as a series of bizarre deaths lead to an investigation.
Netflix has released a shockingly eerie teaser for its upcoming – and first of its kind – Colombian series titled 'Green Frontier' ('Frontera Verde').
'Green Frontier', also known as, 'Frontera Verde' is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on August 16, 2019.
Deep in the Amazon, on the border of Brazil and Colombia, a series of bizarre deaths are investigated by a young female detective - Helena, and her partner, an indigenous policeman named Reynaldo. It becomes clear that the murders are not the biggest mystery within this jungle when the corpse of a particular young woman has no signs of aging. Simultaneously, we follow the story of Yua, and Ushe, two natives who everyone calls “the Eternals”, and their battle against Joseph, a foreigner who believes the indigenous population is harboring an incredible secret. The stories and characters will collide to unravel a mystery that can change their lives, and the whole of mankind.
The cast of 'Green Frontier' is made of Juana del Río playing the role of Helena, Nelson Camayo as Reynaldo Bueno, Ángela Cano as Ushe, Miguel Dionisio Ramos as Yua, Bruno Clairefond as Joseph and Andrés Crespo as Efrain Márquez.
Oscar-nominated Ciro Guerra, who is also credited as an executive producer and showrunner, is best known for his 2015 film 'Embrace of the Serpent', the film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
According to reports, the series is written by Carlos Contreras ('El Chapo', 'I Dream In Another Language'). Composed of eight hour-long episodes and shot entirely in 4K, the series will showcase the country’s geographic diversity and magnificent landscapes, as well as the region’s complex social and environmental climate. Netflix is producing in partnership with Dynamo (Narcos, El Chapo).
"We are thrilled to be launching our first Colombian original, featuring great Colombian filmmakers and producers," said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals. "From 2011, we have been committed to providing a great service in Colombia, and this show, with local talent, will add to our incredible slate of originals throughout Latin America. This is a great opportunity to expand the reach of our local stories and share them with global audiences. Netflix is an extraordinary platform that we are thrilled to collaborate with, and we think this new show will be a great first step in that direction," added Guerra.
The new series joins a growing slate of original productions being filmed in Latin America, including 'Ingobernable', 'Club de Cuervos', 'La Casa de las Flores', 'Edha', 'Narcos', 'Samantha!', 'O Mecanismo', 'O Matador', '3%' and 'Coisa Mais Linda', among others.
You can watch the teaser for the series here:
In a spooky yet exciting teaser, we are barely given a glimpse of the Amazon. A series of bizarre deaths lead to an investigation.
Where to watch
The Colombian miniseries of eight episodes is set to come to Netflix on August 16, 2019.
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