Wagner Moura is the good guy in Netflix’s Sergio

Netflix has released a trailer for an upcoming series titled Sergio.

The show is set in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq. The drama focuses on Sergio Vieira de Mello, a top UN diplomat who strives for peace in the valley.

When a frightful bomb blast goes off in Baghdad, we see Mello battle for his life while trying to maintain the promise he made to his wife; get back home safe.

Charismatic and complex, Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura) has spent the majority of his storied career as a top UN diplomat working in the world’s most unstable regions, deftly navigating deals with presidents, revolutionaries, and war criminals for the sake of protecting the lives of ordinary people. But just as he readies himself for a simpler life with the woman he loves (Ana de Armas), Sergio takes one last assignment — in Baghdad, newly plunged into chaos following the US invasion. The assignment is meant to be brief, until a bomb blast causes the walls of the UN headquarters to come literally crashing down upon him, setting into motion a gripping life-or-death struggle. Inspired by a true story, SERGIO is a sweeping drama focused on a man pushed to his physical and emotional limits as he’s forced to confront his own divisive choices about ambition, family, and his capacity to love.


Directed by Greg Barker, Sergio is a remake of his 2009 documentary drama with the same title. The movie was based on Samantha Power’s biography, Sergio: One Man’s Fight to Save the World. Sergio had gone on to win various accolades. However, this time Bakers’ approach is to show the diplomat from a different angle.

The trailer portrays the diplomat as a good man torn between various situations while trying to maintain his humanity.

Netflix has cast Wagner Moura who is most famously known as Pablo Escobar in the Narcos series. Meanwhile, Knives Out star Ana de Armas will play his wife Carolina.

The screenplay has been written by Craig Borten who was also responsible for penning Dallas Buyers Club; a biographical film which won numerous accolades and nominations.

Sergio will be available on Netflix and select theatres come 17 April 2020. Are you ready to see Wagner as a good guy? Check out the trailer

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