Half of the 10 series that make up the list in the week between May 29 and June 4, is headed by the Colombian series "Perfil Falso", the outstanding leader with more than 76 million hours viewed.
According to the Netflix Top 10 list, the first season of “Rabo de Peixe” (“Turn of the Tide”, in the English title) only reached the first position in Portugal, but was part of the 10 most watched in 15 countries, such as Croatia, Greece, Jamaica, Poland, Kenya and Uruguay, among others.
As the Netflix website explains, the list is updated on Tuesdays and consists of disclosing the 10 most viewed films and series, in English and non-English.
“These lists are based on the number of hours watched per week: the total number of hours that our members around the world watched each title, from Monday to Sunday of the previous week”, says Netflix.
“Rabo de Peixe”, directed by Augusto Fraga and Patrícia Sequeira, was one of the 10 winning projects in the competition promoted by the Netflix platform with the Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (ICA), for screenwriters, launched in 2020, which had as its purpose to support Portuguese audiovisual production in the context of the covid-19 pandemic.
Produced by Ukbar Filmes, “Rabo de Peixe” is the second Portuguese series for Netflix made entirely in Portugal, after “Glória”, by Tiago Guedes, produced by SPi and premiered last November.
“Inspired (very freely) by a real event, 'Rabo de Peixe' tells the fictional story of four friends who see their lives change with the arrival of a ton of cocaine on the coast of the small Azorean village Rabo de Peixe. The series is a thriller with touches of humour and is a story based on hope, dreams, friendship, love and the sea that promises to conquer and enrapture the Portuguese public”, describes Netflix, in a statement.
The cast is headed by José Condessa, Helena Caldeira, Rodrigo Tomás, André Leitão and Kelly Bailey, with the participation of Maria João Bastos, Pepê Rapazote, Albano Jerónimo and Afonso Pimentel.