'Invisible City' Season 2 on Netflix: Brazilian show highlights indigenous Tukano language

'Invisible City' Season 2 on Netflix: Brazilian show highlights indigenous Tukano language
Alessandra Negrini as Inês in Netflix's 'Invisible City' (Netflix)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Netflix is currently expanding its horizons by releasing newer and authentic content from every corner of the world. In this process, the streaming platform has produced more amazing and diverse content. Some of this new content includes 'The Glory', 'A Girl and an Astronaut' and 'Squid Game'. And now, Netflix is gearing up for the release of the second season of a Brazilian series 'Cidade Invisível' or 'Invisible City', after a two-year hiatus. 'Invisible City' is set in a world where humans and mythical and folkloric creatures of Brazil co-exist without anyone's knowledge.       

'Invisible City' was released in 2021 on Netflix and received a generally positive reaction from the audience. 'Invisible City' is a series created by Carlos Saldanha, based on the original story developed by Raphael Draccon and Carolina Munhóz. And now the second season is coming, with several additions, including the indigenous Tukano language. Let us take a look at it below.

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'Invisible City' has been a great passage to learn more about the authentic cultural elements in Brazil and it has introduced several creatures from Brazilian folklore including, Saci, a prankster who wears a magical cape, and Lara, a mermaid. And we were also able to see the folklore of Brazil being interwoven into the story seamlessly. And with the second season, the series further expands into the culture by introducing the indigenous Tukano language.

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The indigenous Tukano language

In the recently released teaser for the second season of 'Invisible City', we saw two languages - Portuguese and Tukano - narrating the story. The Tukano part of the teaser is narrated by the character Pajé Jaciara, played by the actor Ermelinda Yepario.



 

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Tukano is a Tucanoan language, which is currently spoken mainly in Amazonia, including Amazonas, Brazil and Colombia. Historically, Tukano has been used by a large number of people and was used as a sort of trade language. Tukano is one of the 16 languages (approximately) of the Eastern Tukanoan language family. The language is currently spoken by at least 5000 people and the language is also known by several names including Tukana, Tucana, Tukano, Dasea and Jurutí. 

The fantasy-drama series has opened up a large number of cultural elements from Brazil and the language of Tukano is just yet another example of it. 



 

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What is season 2 of 'Invisible City' about?

The upcoming second season of Netflix's 'Invisible City' is set to have a total of 5 episodes and the official logline of the series reads, "In this second season, after a long absence, we see Eric (Marco Pigossi) in a nature reserve near Belém do Pará, which is protected by indigenous people and sought after by prospectors. He discovers that Luna and Cuca have been living in the region, hoping to bring him back to life. Luna disappears soon after her meeting with her father. Desperate to find her again, Eric discovers that he can draw powers from the entities and uses this to try to protect his daughter, who has been kidnapped by people involved in the illegal mining industry."



 

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The series stars Marco Pigossi, Alessandra Negrini, Manu Dieguez, Letícia Spiller, Simone Spoladore, Zahy Guajajara, Kay Sara, Julia Konrad, Rodrigo dos Santos, Tatsu Carvalho, Marcos de Andrade, Mestre Sebá, Ermelinda Yepario, and Tomás de França.

Season 1 of 'Invisible City' is currently available to stream exclusively on Netflix, and season 2 of 'Invisible City' will be available on the streaming platform from March 22, 2023.

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