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Netflix Releases Trailer For New Series The Mechanism

Be careful—you never know who might be listening.

Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming drama series, The Mechanism, based on the Petrobras corruption scandal, which the trailer describes as the biggest money laundering scheme in the history of the country, and possibly the largest corruption scheme in the history of the world. Check out the trailer above.

Created by Elena Soarez and José Padilha, The Mechanism (aka O Mecanismo) is a Brazilian series, the second Netflix original to be produced in the country after the thriller film 3%. It will follow the investigators of "Operation Car Wash" as they put the pieces together to bring down the sprawling conspiracy, which implicated the largest construction companies in Brazil accepting massive payouts to inflate the prices of their contracts with the state-run oil firm, Petrobras. 

The series stars Selton Mello, Caroline Abras, Enrique Diaz, Antonio Saboia, Lee Taylor, and Jack Berraquero. If we're lucky, this will be the Narcos meets The Wire series that we never knew we needed.

Padilha is a producer and director for Narcos, who also directed two popular Brazilian movies, Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2, as well as the 2014 Robocop remake. His next film, 7 Days in Entebbe (or, outside of the US, just Entebbe) is set to be released on March 16. You can watch the trailer for that one here.

Soarez is a writer who has primarily worked in Brazilian film and television, with credits that include Xingu, City of Men, and House of Sand.

The Mechanism starts streaming on Netflix on March 23.