Netflix’s Time Hustler: Exploring All Shooting Locations of the Show

Created by Halder Gomes, Netflix’s ‘Time Hustler’ (originally titled ‘O Cangaceiro do Futuro’) is a Brazilian comedy series that follows Virguley. He is a financially struggling and immoral father finding it hard to pay all the bills that come with living in the big city. However, there is one thing that makes Virguley special, and it is that he resembles the 20th-century bandit leader Lampião. One day, he gets into a fight and is punched so hard that he gets transported to 1927, where he is mistaken for Lampião by the locals due to the uncanny resemblance.

Acknowledging the situation’s advantages, Virguley rides the tide and pretends to be the bandit leader. But when he crosses paths with the real Lampião, things get complicated for him. The time-traveling theme and all the comedic elements make for a hilarious and entertaining watch. At the same time, the transition from the modern city to an arid region in the 1920s reflects the change in Virguley’s life. Thus, it is natural for you to wonder where ‘Time Hustler’ is filmed. Well, we have gathered all the necessary details to put your curiosities to bed!

Time Hustler Filming Locations

‘Time Hustler’ is filmed entirely in Brazil, specifically in Ceará and São Paulo. According to reports, the principal photography for the inaugural iteration of the comedy series commenced in November 2021 and wrapped up in February 2022. Brazil’s vast and versatile landscape, which includes the developed and under-developed areas, serves as the ideal location for a show such as ‘Time Hustler.’ So, without further ado, let us traverse all the specific places in the Netflix series!

Ceará, Brazil

To shoot the scenes depicting the 1920s, the production team of ‘Time Hustler’ sets up camp in Ceará, a state in northeastern Brazil. Several pivotal sequences for the series are lensed in the municipality of Quixadá, especially around Sertão Central Ce. Reportedly, a key part of the season 1 shooting occurred in a mini scenic city still in the municipality, constructed mainly for the show due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

São Paulo, Brazil

Additional portions of ‘Time Hustler,’ mainly those set in the big city where the protagonist resides, are taped in São Paulo, Brazil’s most populous city. The cast and crew members utilize various locales across the city, including the area around Vale do Anhangabaú on Avenue São João – Centro Histórico de São Paulo, to record several exterior scenes for the show.

Moreover, the filming unit avails the facilities of Estúdios Quanta at R. Mergenthaler, 1000 – Vila Leopoldina. It is a film studio and the nation’s largest rental house. Apart from ‘Time Hustler,’ São Paulo has hosted the production of numerous movies and TV shows over the years. Some are ‘Bem-vinda a Quixeramobim,’ ‘Someone Borrowed,’ ‘The Second Mother,’ and ‘Nobody’s Looking.’

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