SIC picks up Brazil’s Black Rain for Africa

By Content Nigeria reporter
May 9, 2024

Black Rain

Portuguese media group SIC has acquired the rights to Brazilian drama series Black Rain and will air it in Portugal and Africa following a deal with sales agency The Creators Bridge.

The 10×35′ series, written and directed by showrunner Rafael Primot, launched in Brazil last year on Canal Brasil and Globoplay and delves into contemporary themes such as unconventional families, fraternal love and diversity.

The story follows two brothers after they are entrusted with the care of their younger brother Lucas, a 16-year-old with Down syndrome, following the mysterious disappearance of their parents.

Produced by MUK Produções and Enkapothado Filmes, the cast includes João Simões, who has Down syndrome, which The Creators Bridge said is “unprecedented” in a Latin American series.

Black Rain will air on the SIC Radical cable channel and the OPTO streaming platform. In addition to Portugal, the series is also available to subscribers to the channel in Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde.

“Black Rain is a production of strong drama, featuring a stellar cast, approaching contemporary themes and addressing universal themes. Portugal and Africa are key markets for Brazilian content; the series could not be in better hands,” said The Creators Bridge CEO Felipe Herz Boclin.

Primot added: “The series is about real families. We address contemporary themes such as the formation of non-conventional families and diversity.

“It begins with a family in the mould of what we often see in fiction, a family considered ‘ideal,’ and gradually we realise that everyone has flaws, that all characters have their dark side, their small or large secrets.”

The Creators Bridge also shops MUK Produções and Enkapothado Filmes productions such as Old Cat Still Meows, starring Regina Duarte and Bárbara Paz, and Every Love Cliché, starring Débora Falabella and Marjorie Estiano.