Created by
Based onan original idea
by KondZilla
Written by
  • Guilherme Quintella
  • Duda de Almeida
  • Thays Berbe
Directed by
  • KondZilla
  • Johnny Araújo
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes26
Executive producer
  • Felipe Braga
  • Felipe Hermini
  • Lito Mendes da Rocha
  • Helena Maura
  • Rodrigo Menecucci
  • Estevan Santos
Running time36–55 minutes
Production companyLosbragas
Original release
ReleaseAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09) –

Sintonia is a Brazilian crime teen drama 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]

The series links to the first order of the criminal organization Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC).

Cast and characters





Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16September 8, 2019 (2019-09-08)
26October 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
36July 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
48July 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)

Season 1 (2019)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"They Caught Cacau"KondZillaGuilherme Quintella & Duda de AlmeidaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Doni nurtures hopes that his musical career will take off, Nando tries to get promoted in a drug dealing operation, and Rita worries about her friend.
22"I Did a Bad Thing"Johnny AraújoDuda de AlmeidaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
A wounded Rita feels guilty about Cacau. Nando gets in trouble with law enforcement and Doni confronts Dondoka about stealing his music.
33"Second Chance"Johnny AraújoThays Berbe & Guilherme QuintellaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Doni starts to enjoy his success but his friends urge him to stay grounded. Nando defends a threatened Juninho and Rita sees another side of religion.
44"Do the Right Thing"Johnny AraújoDuda de Almeida, Guilherme Quintella & Thays BerbeAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Doni overcommits himself to too many performances, while Rita plans a fundraiser. Nando fears for his life after a drug delivery seemingly goes awry.
55"Make Your Mark"KondZilla & Johnny AraújoGuilherme Quintella & Thays BerbeAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Badá decides what to do with Nando. Rita has a meaningful religious experience and considers her future. Doni performs to an energized crowd.
66"Moving to the Same Beat"KondZillaGuilherme Quintella & Duda de AlmeidaAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
A grieving Doni takes a risk during his first television appearance. Rita prepares for her baptism. Nando is rewarded within the drug cartel.

Season 2 (2021)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
71"The Family We Chose"KondZilla & Johnny AraújoGuilherme QuintellaOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
Now a successful MC, Doni hopes to persuade Nando to leave the streets behind by making him a business offer. Guided by her faith, Rita seeks closure.
82"Different Worlds"KondZilla & Johnny AraújoThayná Mantesso, Guilherme Quintella & Denis NielsenOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
The block party causes controversy in Vila Áurea, prompting Nando and his men to step in. Doni crushes on an influencer. Rita meets the pastor's son.
93"If We Get Together Tonight, It's Gonna Be Lit"KondZilla & Gabriel ZerraGuilherme FreitasOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
Doni looks for a killer collaboration. With the local church in need of repairs, Rita and Levi raise funds. Badá pushes Nando to find the snitch.
104"Paying Up"KondZilla & Daniela CarvalhoLuíza FazioOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
Doni and MC Luzi try to boost engagement with their video. Levi gets closer to Rita. Luzia tries to hide her financial troubles from everyone.
115"A Thousand May Fall at Your Side"KondZilla, Johnny Araújo & Thiago EvaDuda de AlmeidaOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
Rita feels the pressure to do well while in charge of the new church, where Doni is set to perform. Nando and his men undertake a risky mission.
126"Vigil"KondZilla, Johnny Araújo & Daniela CarvalhoDenis NielsenOctober 27, 2021 (2021-10-27)
A tragedy at Vila Áurea leaves residents reeling as the crew faces new challenges — some more welcome than others.

Season 3 (2022)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
131"As Life Begins"Daniela CarvalhoDonna Oliveira & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
Rita considers running for city council. Nando's family grows. After living his best life performing in Paris, Doni is sent back on a local tour.
142"Alias: Formigão"Daniela CarvalhoVerônica Honorato & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
Nando reunites with Badá. Desperate, Rita tries to find Cleyton through Nando, but there's more to his arrest than she knows. Doni works on a new hit.
153"He Who Protects Me Never Sleeps"Daniela CarvalhoDonna Oliveira & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
In Paraguay, Nando sets in motion Messinho's risky plan. Doni falls out with his producer over a gig. Rita witnesses Daniel's explosive temper.
164"God and Ideas"Daniela CarvalhoDonna Oliveira & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
Doni turns to Nando after an affair lands him in hot water. Rita urges Cleyton to wise up about his situation. The church decides on a candidate.
175"Escape Route"Daniela CarvalhoVerônica Honorato & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
Nando brings in a new ally. Doni is embroiled in a copyright claim. As Cleyton's trial begins, Rita starts to feel the campaign's pressures.
186"The Beginning of the End"Daniela CarvalhoDonna Oliveira & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 13, 2022 (2022-07-13)
A lonely Doni tries to get back together with Tally. The pastor reveals a surprising side. At the cafe, Scheyla and Nando deal with a serious setback.

Season 4 (2023)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [5]
191"Save My Brother"Daniela CarvalhoDonna Oliveira & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)
After the raid, Nando is forced to lie low for a while. Doni leaves the hospital and struggles to fully recover. Rita finds a new purpose in life.
202"The Xerox"Daniela CarvalhoVerônica Honorato & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)
Rita enrolls in Law school, and Nando's plan to get his wife back is set in motion. Doni's comeback to the stage doesn't go as planned.
213"University"Daniela CarvalhoFernanda TerepinsJuly 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)
Scheyla faces the outcome of Nando's frustrated plans. Rita and Heloisa work together on a project. Doni is haunted by his unpaid hospital bills.
224"Female Prison"Daniela CarvalhoVerônica Honorato & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)
After visiting Scheyla in prison, Rita gets a life-changing proposal. Nando tries to learn who's behind the raid, and Doni finds a way to pay his bills.
235"The Final Ideas"Daniela CarvalhoDonna Oliveira & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)
Doni moves back to Vila Áurea and reconnects with Nando, who makes a dangerous — but crucial — life decision. William gives Rita some candid feedback.
246"Crazy Dog"Daniela CarvalhoVerônica Honorato & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)
While Cleyton struggles as a delivery driver, Doni finds a new career path after a rap battle. Rita, Laura and the kids visit Scheyla on Mother's Day.
257"Sewing"Daniela CarvalhoDonna Oliveira & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)
A high-risk plan to get Scheyla out of prison may cost Nando — and Rita — everything. Doni looks out for fresh new hip-hop talent for VA Records.
268"The Surrender"Daniela CarvalhoVerônica Honorato & Fernanda TerepinsJuly 25, 2023 (2023-07-25)
Rita and Nando open up after the attempted prison break. Old friends and loved ones reconcile, and sacrifices are made.


Conception and development

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.[6]


On June 17, 2019, the teaser trailer for the series was released.[7] The first full trailer was released by Netflix on July 11, 2019.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]


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.[11] The soundtrack album was released to music streaming services such as Spotify, on August 17, 2019.[12]


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."[13]


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  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. ^ "Shows A-Z – Sintonia on Netflix". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 16, 2023.
  6. ^ 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).
  7. ^ "Sintonia Teaser Netflix". YouTube. June 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "Sintonia Trailer Netflix". YouTube. July 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Com direito a tapete vermelho, KondZilla e elenco de "Sintonia" celebram pré-estreia em São Paulo". PoltronaVip (in Portuguese). August 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Netflix libera primeiro episódio de "Sintonia" no YouTube". Correio do Povo (in Portuguese). August 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "'Te amo sem compromisso' é a 'Shallow' do funk? Hit fictício em 'Sintonia' é candidata a sucesso real". G1 (in Portuguese). August 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "Ouça a trilha sonora de "Sintonia", nova série brasileira da Netflix". Pop Cultura (in Portuguese). August 17, 2019.
  13. ^ 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.