'Girls from Ipanema' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything about the Netflix period drama

Set in the late 1950s and 1960s, the series has the rise of bossa nova music as a backdrop in Rio De Janeiro, while dealing with the particularities of women's lives during that era


                            'Girls from Ipanema' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything about the Netflix period drama
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The acclaimed Brazilian period drama 'Girls from Ipanema', produced by Prodigo Films for Netflix, is back with a second season in June 2020. The series was earlier called 'Coisa Mais Linda’ ('Most Beautiful Thing'), named after the club in the show.

The first season, consisting of seven episodes, premiered on Netflix worldwide on March 22, 2019, and was renewed on May 13, 2019. Set in the late 1950s and 1960s, the series has the rise of bossa nova music as a backdrop in Rio De Janeiro, while dealing with the particularities of women's lives during that era. Season 2 will have six 50-minute episodes, perfect for a long quarantine binge. 

Release date

The series premieres on June 19, 2020. 

Plot

In Season 1, Maria 'Malu' Luiza, a young rich 'paulistana' (born in São Paulo city), moves to Rio de Janeiro to open a restaurant with her husband in the late 50s. Upon arrival, she discovers that he has abandoned her and run off with all the money for the venture.

Desperate at first, Malu finally decides to pursue a new dream that is intertwined with the city's newest obsession -- the sounds and vibrations of the emerging Bossa Nova music.

In this endeavor, she will count on three incredible women: Lígia (Fernanda Vasconcellos), her childhood friend who has a beautiful voice; Adélia (Pathy Dejesus), a black carioca (born in Rio de Janeiro) worker, who shows incredible determination and an unshakeable strength, and finally, Thereza (Mel Lisboa), a modern and independent writer.

In Season 2, Malu (Maria Casadevall) returns. She still remains the determined woman, a dedicated mother, and loyal friend, we met in the first season. However, now she has a burning strength, fueled by a trauma that has made her stronger. She now no longer makes excuses, and lives life without a filter and is uninhibited.

Thereza (Mel Lisboa) chooses to dedicate her life to taking care of her family and her house. But she soon realizes that she is missing another type of accomplishment: work, which she finds at a radio channel.

Before getting married, Adélia (Pathy Dejesus) thinks a lot about her childhood and her father, Duke (Val Perré). She wants to start fresh with Capitão (Ícaro Silva) and move forward with her life.

Meanwhile, her sister Ivone (Larissa Nunes) goes from a typical teenager to a talented aspiring artist who, with Malu's help, will have the chance to prove her abilities in an industry dominated by men.

Cast

Maria Casadevall in 'Girls from Ipanema' (IMDb)

Maria Casadevall returns as Malu. Casadevall is a Brazillian actress known for her work on Dark Days (2017), Trail of Lies (2013) and A Ordem do Caos... Ou (2017). In December 2013 she was voted Woman of the Year by the 'GQ Brasil' magazine.

Pathy Dejesus in 'Girls from Ipanema' (Netflix)

Pathy Dejesus as Adélia Araújo. is a Brazilian actress, model and television presenter. She was discovered in 1994, as a model, and was one of the first black Brazilians to succeed in fashion, featured in magazines like 'Elle', 'Vogue', and 'Marie Claire'. In 2004, she was named one of the ten sexiest models in Brazil.

Mel Lisboa in 'Girls from Ipanema' (Netflix)

Mel Lisboa as Thereza Soares. She is an actress, known for Presença de Anita (2001), Carnal Utopia (2006) and Samson and Delilah (2011).

Fernanda Vasconcellos in 'Girls from Ipanema' (IMDb)

Fernanda Vasconcellos as Lígia. She is a Brazilian actress, who worked as a model and as a dancer, before becoming an actress. She dubbed the Dragon Saphira in the Brazilian version of the movie 'Eragon'.

Other returning cast members include Ícaro Silva as Capitão; Leandro Lima as Chico; Gustavo Machado as Roberto, Alexandre Cioletti as Nelson, and Gustavo Vaz as Augusto. Among the new cast members are Breno Ferreira, Eliana Pittman, Angelo Paes Leme, Alejandro Claveaux, Kiko Bertholini, and Perré. 

Creators

The series is created by Heather Roth and Giuliano Cedroni. Roth is also the writer alongside Patricia Corso and Mariana Tesch. Caito Ortiz is the general director, with Julia Rezende directing some of the episodes. It is produced by Beto Gauss and Francesco Civita.

Trailer

Here is a look at the trailer for Season 1, whose episodes are currently available on Netflix. Season 2's trailer is yet to be released.



 

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