Globo announced the launch of Globoplay Original Docuseries “The Evandro Case: a devilish plot” in the international market. The product, a hit in Brazil since its premiere in the Globoplay platform in May of this year, investigates the notorious disappearance and death case of a six-year old boy, Evandro Ramos Caetano, in a Brazilian seashore small town – a crime that shocked the country in 1992.
The crime was highlighted in the newspapers at the time, not only due to the boy gruesome murder, but also due to the outcomes and twists. That year, seven people were under arrested and confessed they used the boy in a macabre ritual. However, the case was far from being solved - just as the guilt of those people was far from being properly clarified. The true crime docuseries shows, through eight episodes, the story key character statements, file images and case notorious scenes, which has become informally referred to as “Guaratuba Witches,” as it has been long associated with magic rituals.
The production arose from the investigations of the journalist Ivan Mizanzuk for one season in the podcast “Human Projects” in Brazil. The journalist investigated deeply the case of the boy Evandro and another missing children at the same time. The production, executed by the producer Glaz under Aly Muritiba general direction, co-directed by Michelle Chevrand, has the screenplay written by Angelo Defanti, Arthur Warren, Ludmila Naves, and Tainá Muhringer.
“Criminal cases have a mechanism to try and find out what happened exactly, and this mystery seemed to be a fine narrative fuel. I have always heard of the ‘Guaratuba Witches’ haunting case. I lived part of the panic it caused, as I was eight years old at the time and I was afraid of being kidnapped. Everything I researched about the story online made me feel confused: there were pieces here and there, but I could not find a place where everything was explained coherently, introducing deeply all sides and performing a deep and unbiased investigation. The choice of that case seemed natural to me, and somehow it enabled me to perform an exorcism of some personal demons from my childhood,” Mizanzuk admitted.
“‘The Evandro Case: a devilish plot’ is the first Brazilian show adapted from a podcast. We wanted a product intended not only to the people that know the story and the podcast, but also a show that everyone could understand and follow,” added Aly Muritiba, general director of the show.