The Chosen One
Based on
Niño Santo
Written byRaphael Draccon
Carolina Munhóz
Directed by
  • Michel Tikhomiroff
  • Max Calligaris
  • Nedelea Dragos Gabriel
  • Nedelea Mihaela Gabriela
  • Nedelea David Alexandru
  • Nedelea Cattleya Maria

Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Executive producers
  • Hélcio Alemão Nagamine
  • Rodrigo Reis
Production companies
  • Mixer Films
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)
Original releaseJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28) –
External links
Production website

The Chosen One (Portuguese: O Escolhido) is a Brazilian thriller drama streaming television series based on the Mexican series Niño Santo.[1] Produced by Netflix in association with Mixer Films, both seasons were written by Raphael Draccon and Carolina Munhóz that also acted as co-executive producers.[2] The first season, consisting of six episodes, premiered worldwide on June 28, 2019.[3] The second season, consisting of six episodes, premiered worldwide on December 6, 2019.


The Chosen One follows three young doctors, who travel to a village in the Pantanal in Brazil to vaccinate their residents against a new mutation of the Zika virus. They end up trapped in this community full of secrets and whose residents are devotees of a mysterious leader, who has the gift of curing diseases in a supernatural way.[4]

Cast and characters


SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16June 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
26December 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)

Season 1 (2019)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Missionaries of Death"Michel TikhomiroffCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
22"Science's Faith"Michel TikhomiroffCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
33"The Relic"Michel TikhomiroffCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
44"Love Thy Enemies"Michel TikhomiroffCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
55"Holy Refuge"Michel TikhomiroffCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
66"Gift of Death"Michel TikhomiroffCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)

Season 2 (2019)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
71"The Serpent's Cocoon"Max CalligarisCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconDecember 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
82"Father, why have you forsaken me?"Max CalligarisCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconDecember 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
93"My Life for Your Death"Max CalligarisCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconDecember 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
104"Healing or Curse?"Max CalligarisCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconDecember 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
115"Written Revelations"Max CalligarisCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconDecember 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
126"Blind Faith"Max CalligarisCarolina Munhóz & Raphael DracconDecember 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)



The series was officially announced on July 20, 2018. Netflix revealed that the production would be inspired by the Mexican series Ninõ Santo, created by Pedro Peirano and Mauricio Katz and based on the original idea of Pablo Cruz. The Brazilian version was adapted by the couple of writers Raphael Draccon and Carolina Munhóz.[5][6]


Principal production of the first season commenced on September 22, 2018 in Brazil in the city of Porto Nacional, Tocantins.[7] In October 9, 2018 the production moved to Natividade, with some scenes planned to be shot in some of the city's main touristic sites.[8]


On 17 May 2019, the teaser trailer for the series was released.[9]


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  2. ^ "Netflix anuncia mais uma série brasileira, a sobrenatural 'O Escolhido'". Veja (in Portuguese). July 20, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Kain, Erik (May 31, 2019). "Here's Everything Coming To Netflix In June And What To Watch (2019)". Forbes. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Prado, Pedro (March 16, 2019). "O Escolhido: Nova série brasileira da Netflix apresenta elenco". MSN (in Portuguese). Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Netflix anuncia thriller brasileiro "O Escolhido"". Correio do Povo (in Portuguese). July 20, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "'O Escolhido': Elenco dá detalhes sobre enredo da nova série brasileira de suspense da Netflix". Jovem Pan (in Portuguese). June 18, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Netflix grava série 'O Escolhido' em Porto Nacional e Natividade no Tocantins". AF Notícias (in Portuguese). September 11, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "Pontos turísticos de Natividade são fechados para as gravações da serie da Netflix". Natividade City Hall (in Portuguese). October 20, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "O Escolhido Anúncio de Estreia Netflix". YouTube (in Portuguese). May 17, 2019.