Dom, Amazon’s first scripted original series from Brazil, drops today on Prime Video, and easily joins Mare of Easttown, WandaVision, Hacks, Cobra Kai, For All Mankind and Amazon’s horror entry Them, as one of the best TV series of 2021.
The eight-episode series is a crime drama inspired by the true story of a father and son on opposite sides of the war on drugs in Rio de Janeiro. The show follows Victor, a young diver who, by a twist of fate in the year 1969, becomes a military intelligence agent and embraces the war on drugs as his life mission. Over the years, he comes to face the disillusionment of an endless war, and watches his own son, Pedro, succumb to the enemy he tirelessly fought against: cocaine. Pedro turns into an addict as well as the leader of a criminal gang that dominated the tabloids in the early 2000s, emerging as one of the most wanted criminals in Rio: Pedro Dom. Jumping between different periods of time, the first season of Dom presents the trajectory of father and son living opposite lives, often mirroring and complementing each other, while both confront situations which blur the lines between right and wrong.
Gabriel Leone, the actor who plays the title role of Pedro Dom, and showrunner/director Breno Silveira sat down with Cherry the Geek TV to discuss the epic series and the challenges of making it.
All eight episodes of Dom are available to watch now on Amazon Prime Video.