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Created byKondzilla
Written by
  • Guilherme Quintella
  • Duda de Almeida
  • Thays Berbe
Directed by
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
  • Felipe Braga
  • Felipe Hermini
  • Lito Mendes da Rocha
  • Helena Maura
  • Rodrigo Menecucci
  • Estevan Santos
Running time36–47 minutes
Production companyLosbragas
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original releaseAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09) –
External links
Production website

Sintonia is a Brazilian crime teen drama streaming television series created and directed by Kondzilla that premiered on Netflix on August 9, 2019.[1][2]

Narrated from the perspectives of the three characters Doni, Nando, and Rita who grew up together, the series follows the interconnectedness of music, drug trafficking and religion in a peripheral neighborhood of São Paulo.[3][4]

Cast and characters[edit]


Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"They Caught Cacau"KondZillaGuilherme Quintella & Duda de AlmeidaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
22"I Did a Bad Thing"Johnny AraújoDuda de AlmeidaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
33"Second Chance"Johnny AraújoThays Berbe & Guilherme QuintellaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
44"Do the Right Thing"Johnny AraújoDuda de Almeida, Guilherme Quintella & Thays BerbeAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
55"Make Your Mark"KondZilla & Johnny AraújoGuilherme Quintella & Thays BerbeAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
66"Moving to the Same Beat"KondZillaGuilherme Quintella & Duda de AlmeidaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)


Conception and development[edit]

The producer company Losbragas, who had already produced the comedy series Samantha! for Netflix, learned of Kondzilla's idea of making a short film about three young teenagers from the favela who wanted to buy expensive sneakers. After negotiations, the idea of the short film turned to a project of a series and the characters gained different goals and a more complex storyline.[5]


On June 17, 2019, the teaser trailer for the series was released.[6] The first full trailer was released by Netflix on July 11, 2019.[7]

The red carpet premiere of Sintonia took place on July 30, 2019, at the Cinemateca Brasileira in São Paulo, where the first two episodes were previewed.[8]

For the first time in an original production, Netflix released the first episode of Sintonia on YouTube as a promotion for the series. The episode became available from August 9, until August 11, 2019, at KondZilla's YouTube channel.[9]


The music for the series was composed by Tropkillaz's electronic music duo of DJs Zegon and Lauds. The series also features original songs for the character MC Doni (performed by Jottapê) and produced by MC EZ.[10] The soundtrack album was released to music streaming services such as Spotify, on August 17, 2019.[11]

Season 1 songs
  1. Funk da Netflix
  2. Te Amo Sem Compromisso
  3. Passei de Nave
  4. Não Vai Ser Fácil (Taxado de Boy)
  5. Tira Meu Nome da Boca


Joel Keller from Decider described Sintonia as a "fascinating look at life in São Paulo’s favelas, where people are creative and hopeful, despite difficult circumstances".[12]


  1. ^ "Netflix, KondZilla, Losbragas Team for 'Sintonia'". Variety. March 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Sintonia | Netflix Official Site". Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  3. ^ White, Peter (July 11, 2019). "Netflix To Launch Brazilian Coming-Of-Age Drama 'Sintonia' From YouTube Star In August – Trailer". Deadline.
  4. ^ "Netflix anuncia 'Sintonia', produção brasileira em parceria com KondZilla". Estadão (in Portuguese). March 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Brêda, Lucas (July 30, 2019). "Kondzilla desbrava Netflix e estreia série com funk, fé em Cristo e vida bandida". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese).
  6. ^ "Sintonia Teaser Netflix". YouTube. June 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Sintonia Trailer Netflix". YouTube. July 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "Com direito a tapete vermelho, KondZilla e elenco de "Sintonia" celebram pré-estreia em São Paulo". PoltronaVip (in Portuguese). August 1, 2019.
  9. ^ "Netflix libera primeiro episódio de "Sintonia" no YouTube". Correio do Povo (in Portuguese). August 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "'Te amo sem compromisso' é a 'Shallow' do funk? Hit fictício em 'Sintonia' é candidata a sucesso real". G1 (in Portuguese). August 19, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ouça a trilha sonora de "Sintonia", nova série brasileira da Netflix". Pop Cultura (in Portuguese). August 17, 2019.
  12. ^ Keller, Joel (August 9, 2019). "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Sintonia' On Netflix, Where Three Friends From São Paulo's Favelas Rely On Each Other And Listen To Lots Of Funk". Decider. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

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