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Today Netflix released the official trailer for the historical spy thriller Glória, the first Netflix Original series from Portugal.

Miguel Nunes in Glória
Glória: Miguel Nunes as João Vidal — Photo by Paulo Goulart Photography

Set in the 1960s, Glória is the story of how Glória, a small village in Ribatejo, Portugal, became an unlikely Cold War stage where American and Soviet forces fought through dangerous sabotage maneuvers to achieve control of Europe.

At the center of the story is João Vidal (Miguel Nunes, Paixão), an engineer at RARET, the re-broadcasting office of Radio Free Europe, the American service located in Glória do Ribatejo that broadcasts Western propaganda to the Eastern Bloc. João’s family has links to the Estado Novo, the Portuguese Fascist Regime, and after he becomes politicized during the Colonial War, he gets recruited by the KGB.

As an operative, João takes on several high-risk espionage missions that could change the course of Portuguese and world history. In so doing, he finds himself involved in the intricate webs of the spy game. Ultimately, João comes to understand that, whatever side he is on, the world — particularly the one of espionage — is never black and white.

The cast includes Carolina Amaral (Vidago Palace), Victoria Guerra (Alma e Coração), Afonso Pimentel (Mysteries of Lisbon), Adriano Luz (Night Train to Lisbon), Joana Ribeiro (Fatima), Marcelo Urgeghe (Maison close), Sandra Faleiro (Terra Nova), Carloto Cotta (Olvidados), Maria João Pinho (Mysteries of Lisbon), Inês Castel-Branco (Amor Maior), Rafael Morais (White Lines), and Leonor Silveira (All the Dead Ones).

Glória, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, November 5, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)


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Glória: Netflix Drops Trailer for Portuguese Historical Spy Thriller
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