"Deus salve o rei" is a Brazilian telenovela written by Daniel Adjafre for Rede Globo. It's an original story and it aired from January 9 to July 30, 2018. The main stars are Rômulo Estrela and Marina Ruy Barbosa.
Middle Ages. In the region of Cália, the kingdoms of Montemor and Artena have lived in peace for a long time. Until some choices of their monarchs and their consequences directly interfere in the course of history. Afonso, crown prince of Montemor, is an honorable man, fair and who, from a young age, was prepared to one day take the throne. Just the opposite of his younger brother, the irresponsible and inconsequential Rodolfo, who only thinks of enjoying the stewardship of his life as a prince. The two are the grandsons of Queen Crisélia, who is sick and realizes - every day - the urgency of nominating a successor to her kingdom, which would naturally be Alfonso, the eldest.
Artena, the neighboring kingdom, is ruled by King Augusto, a wise and benevolent man, who has an ally in his daughter, Princess Catarina, his successor. But she, unlike her father, has ambitious plans for her kingdom, and will spare no effort to achieve her goals. Hoping that one day his daughter's attitudes will change, Augusto looks for a suitor who can rein in the reins of his ambition. And he finds one in Istvan, the Marquis of Córdona, the ideal man. Against his daughter's will, he schedules her engagement. Until the arrival of Constantino, the cunning Duke of Vicenza, in whom Catarina finds a strong ally.
Montemor is a prosperous kingdom, rich in iron ore, but lacking something essential for its subsistence: water. Artena, on the other hand, has this feature in abundance. A long-standing agreement between the two kingdoms ensures that the ore produced in Montemor is supplied to Artena in exchange for its water. Crisélia's death dangerously shakes the peace held between the two kingdoms. Afonso will soon become king, but his love for the plebeian Amália makes him relinquish the throne, handing the post to his unprepared brother, which makes relations with the neighboring kingdom even more delicate. And right now, Catarina has a great opportunity to put into practice her expansionist plans.
- Agatha Moreira was considered for the main role of Amália.
- Marcos Pitombo was considered for the role of the main villain, however he was replaced with actor José Fidalgo.
- Renato Góes was initially confirmed in the role of the main protagonist, Prince Afonso. However, he was later transferred to star in another Globo telenovela 'Filhos da terra' and was replaced with actor Rômulo Estrela. Estrela initally was confirmed in the role of Amalia's brother and was replaced with Vinicius Redd in the role.
- Walter Breda was confirmed in the role of the main protagonist's father. He even filmed a couple of episodes, but had to resign due to a medical emergency. He was replaced with actor Giulio Lopes.
- Júlia Rabello was reserved for the role of Matilde, but was ultimately replaced with Cristina Pompeo.
|ACTOR / ACTRESS||ROLE|
|Marina Ruy Barbosa||Amália Giordano|
|Rômulo Estrela||Afonso de Monferrato, Prince of Montemor|
|Bruna Marquezine||Catarina Vila Real, Princess of Artena|
|Johnny Massaro||Rodolfo de Monferrato, Prince of Montemor|
|Tatá Werneck||Lucrécia, Princess of Alcaluz|
|Ricardo Pereira||Virgílio Salazar|
|Marco Nanini||Augusto Vila Real, King of Artena|
|José Fidalgo||Constantino de Artanza, Duke of Vicenza|
|Alexandre Borges||Otávio de Cáseres, King of Lastrilha|
|Fernanda Nobre||Diana de Semineli|
|Bia Arantes||Brice Alvarez|
|Marina Moschen||Selena (Sofia de Cáseres, Queen of Lastrilha)|
|Giovanni de Lorenzi||Ulisses|
|João Vithor Oliveira||Saulo|
|Giulio Lopes||Martinho Giordano|
|Débora Olivieri||Constância Giordano|
|Vinicius Redd||Thiago Giordano|
|Rafael Primot||Osiel Macarenhas|
|Marcos Oliveira||Heráclito de Fernandes, King of Alcaluz|
|Cristina Pompeo||Matilda Caligari Flores|
|Monique Alfradique||Glória Oliver|
|Betty Gofman||Nalanda 'Naná' Oliver|
|Pascoal da Conceição||Lupércio Arquimedes|
|Carolina Ferman||Lucíola Tretino|
|Maria Manoella||Mirtes de Lurton|
|Aramis Trindade||Olegário Flores|
|ACTOR / ACTRESS||ROLE|
|Aldo Perrota||King Augusto's Soldier|
|Alexandre DaCosta||Rodolfo's Geography Teacher|
|Ana Paula Botelho||Muriel|
|Andréa Mattar||Tácitus' Mother|
|André Dale||Constantino's Messenger|
|Arnaldo Marques||Heitor, King of Alfambres|
|Beto Vandesteen||Nuno de Alpergado, Count of Brúnis|
|Bia Sion||Jacinta, Queen of Lúngria|
|Caco Ciocler||Hermes de Artanza, Count of Vicenza|
|Camille Leite Guimarães||Geórgia|
|Cássio Pandolph||Religious Leader|
|Celso Frateschi||Superior Judge of Cália|
|Cláudio Caparica||Lastrilha's Priest|
|Cristina Mutarelli||Margot Cantelli de Vilarosso, Queen of Alcaluz|
|Déborah Kalume||Duchess Lilly of Alfambres|
|Flora Diegues||Heloísa of Cáseres, Queen of Lastrilha|
|Ilya São Paulo||Nadja|
|Luiz Magnelli||Citizen of Montemor|
|Marco Amaral Correia||Miner|
|Marcos Hollanda||Montemor's Citizen|
|Mariah Rocha||Sister Camila|
|Noemi Gerbelli||Sister Benedita|
|Paula Fernandes||Beatriz, Princess of Lúngria|
|Paulo Carvalho||King Augusto's Doctor|
|Priscila Castelo Branco||Teodora|
|Ricardo Lyra Jr.||Hugo|
|Rosamaria Murtinho||Crisélia de Monferrato, Queen of Montemor|
|Rosa Marya Colin||Mandingueira|
|Samuel Vieira||Josafá / Oséias|
|Stella Miranda||Gertrudes, Queen of Alfambres|
|Stênio Garcia||Bartolomeu, Inquisitor of Cália|
|Tuninho Mennucci||Montemor's Citizen|
|Vera Maria Monteiro||Thankful Woman|
|Vinicius Calderoni||Istvan Labarca, Marquis of Cordona|
|Vitório Gava||Young Rodolfo de Monferrato|