Narcos makers showcase Brazil money laundering story in ‘The Mechanism’ for Netflix

19 . Jan . 2018
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Narcos was surely a hit series for Netflix and now the streaming giant is all set to put up another title which may recreate the wonders of Narcos. Netflix has recently released the trailer of The Mechanism, a series created by José Padilha (well known for Netflix hit series Narcos). The series is inspired by one of the biggest corruption scandals in Brazil’s history.

The recently released trailer will remind one of Narcos (obviously), but it stands out with its careful storytelling and some wow moments. While Narcos was about the drug mafia, this show is about money laundering and the ways the corrupt are able to  not leave any evidence. The first season is made of eight episodes of one hour each. Like Narcos, it is made of up local actors.

This fictional drama series is loosely inspired by an investigation of alleged corruption in private and state oil and construction companies in Brazil. The Netflix original stars Selton Mello, Caroline Abras, Enrique Diaz, Carol Abras, Jonathan Haagensen, Antonio Sabio, Susana Ribiero, and Osvaldo Mil. This fictionalized story explores how a small group of dogged investigators comes to discover the inner workings of a monstrous corruption scheme and the impact their pursuit has on everyone involved – including themselves.

Elena Soarez is the screenwriter, and the series is inspired by one of the biggest corruption scandals in Brazil’s history. This fictionalized version chronicles how a small group of investigators comes to discover the inner workings of a massive corruption scheme, and how it impacts everyone involved.

The Mechanism premieres on Netflix March 23.

Watch the trailer below: