Globo’s medieval super production God Save the King will be aired in the Middle East and North Africa. The telenovela was launched during NATPE 2019 and was licensed to MBC Group, the region’s largest multi-media entertainment conglomerate. God Save the King, with its dramatic and comic elements, begins with two prince brothers who do not want the throne: one is scared of becoming the king and the other renounces the crown for the love of a commoner.
A big hit on Globo’s Access Prime Time, with a reach of more than 45 million viewers in its last episode, the telenovela involved meticulous and impressive work in technology, costumes and set design for the building of the kingdoms where the story takes place. God Save the King also aired on Globo in Portugal, where it secured Globo’s leadership among the country’s pay-TV channels.
To bring the vast hilly fields, horses and carriages to life, in their majestic scenarios, in addition to the two medieval kingdoms with all the grandeur of this universe, God Save the King was shot entirely indoors at Estúdios Globo, in Rio de Janeiro, and supported by a high investment in visual effects. Almost every scene of the plot features computer graphic imagery.
Written by Daniel Adjafre and directed by Fabrício Mamberti, the telenovela’s refined art production included pieces ranging from carriages to ceramics, food and hunting animals, as well as fighting objects, such as swords, axes, bows and arrows, which were purchased in Spain and Portugal or handcrafted in Rio de Janeiro. Large banquets, a hallmark of the medieval period, also make up the scenario.
The cast includes Bruna Marquezine (Helena’s Shadow), Caio Blat (Empire), Ricardo Pereira (Precious Pearl) and Rosamaria Murtinho (Trail of Lies), among others.