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Criminal Code' Heist Series on Netflix Sparks Fan Frenzy, Demands for Season 2

Criminal Code' Heist Series on Netflix Sparks Fan Frenzy, Demands for Season 2
Published 3 months ago on Dec 10, 2023

Netflix viewers are raving about a gripping new series, hailing it as one of the "best shows" on the streaming platform and eagerly calling for a second season.

Known as "Criminal Code," this action-packed drama unfolds as an epic cops-and-robbers action thriller. The storyline revolves around a dedicated team of investigators striving to locate a substantial sum of money stolen during a major heist at the Brazil-Paraguay border.

Led by federal officer Benício (Rômulo Braga), the investigators employ meticulous DNA analysis to identify over 50 individuals involved in the grand-scale robbery. For Benício, this mission transcends mere work—it's deeply personal. His relentless pursuit is fueled by a desire for justice after his partner was killed in a massive prison break three months earlier.

Directed and produced by Heitor Dhalia, with Bernardo Barcellos as the writer, "Criminal Code" follows the lone-wolf investigator Benicio as he goes rogue in his pursuit of justice. Convinced that Sem Alma (Thomás Aquino), the man who killed his colleague, is behind the border heist, Benício partners with a new officer, Suellen (Maeve Jinkings), and together, they are prepared to go to any lengths to bring the criminals to justice.

As law enforcement on both sides of the border intensifies efforts to apprehend the thieves, resorting to unconventional methods, the tension escalates. The series has become a sensation among Netflix viewers, boasting a perfect Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score of 100%.

Enthusiastic fans flooded social media platforms, expressing their excitement about the show. Comments like "Criminal Code on Netflix is sooo good! Binged the whole 8 episodes in a day & a half. They need a second season ASAP" and "Criminal Code on Netflix is hands down one of the best shows I've ever seen" echoed across Twitter.

Some viewers deemed it the "best" series currently available on Netflix, with comparisons to other popular shows like "Money Heist." One fan proclaimed, "Criminal Code on Netflix.. top three shows ever.. and I’ve seen them all."

While "Criminal Code" is a work of fiction, it draws inspiration from a real armed heist that occurred in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, in 2017. In the actual event, the robbers made off with millions in cash using trucks and heavy-duty safes stolen from the Prosegur headquarters—a local security company. The crime involved collaboration with well-known Brazilian gangs and marked Brazil's first major international robbery.

The Brazilian federal police, in response to the 2017 heist, employed DNA analysis to track down over 50 assailants, shedding light on shadowy figures engaged in organized crime. The series encapsulates the intrigue and intensity of this real-life event, captivating audiences with its thrilling narrative.

Criminal Code on Netflix:

Season 1:

  • Availability: All 8 episodes of season 1 are available to stream on Netflix globally.
  • Release date: November 14, 2023
  • Episodes: Each episode focuses on a different criminal case, exploring the investigation and interrogation process.
  • Language: Portuguese with subtitles and dubbing available in various languages.
  • Cast: Season 1 features a large ensemble cast with different actors appearing in each episode. Some notable names include:
    • Leticia Lima
    • Elisa Volpatto
    • Rodrigo Lombardi
    • Camila Morgado
    • Silvio Guindane
    • Luis Lobianco
  • IMDB:
    • Rating: 7.1/10
    • Number of ratings: 1,200
    • User reviews: Mixed reviews, with some praising the acting and suspense, while others criticizing the pacing and predictability.
  • Reviews: Reviews are generally positive, highlighting the show's ability to build suspense and keep viewers engaged. However, some critics find the pacing slow and the storylines predictable.
  • Overall: Season 1 of "Criminal Code" offers an interesting and suspenseful look into the Brazilian justice system. While not perfect, it's a compelling watch for fans of crime dramas and procedurals.

Season 2:

  • Renewal: Netflix has not yet officially announced the renewal of "Criminal Code" for a second season.
  • Release date: As of December 10, 2023, there is no confirmed release date for season 2.
  • Cast: If renewed, the cast for season 2 is likely to be different from season 1, with new actors portraying investigators and suspects in each episode.

Additional information:

  • Official website:
  • Trailer: Available on YouTube and Netflix
  • Social media: The show has a presence on Instagram (@criminalcodeoficial) and Twitter (@criminalcodebr) where you can find updates and behind-the-scenes content.


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