Deus Salve o Rei
Deus Salve o Rei (English: God Save the King) is a Brazilian telenovela produced and broadcast by Rede Globo. It premiered on 9 January 2018, replacing Pega Pega, and ended on 30 July 2018. Created by Daniel Adjafre, it has artistic direction by Fabrício Mamberti, with the intention to capitalize on the success of Game of Thrones.
The medieval plot presents the fictional kingdoms of Montemor and Artena. The kingdoms have an agreement to supply water, which is scarce in Montemor but is abundant in Artena. In return, Montemor supplies ore to Artena. This agreement lasts until the death of the queen of Montemor, Crisélia (Rosamaria Murtinho), that will shake the peace between the kingdoms. Afonso (Rômulo Estrela) is the crown prince of Montemor and, from a child, was created to assume the throne; honoured and fair, he is the opposite of his younger brother—the irresponsible and inconsequential Rodolfo (Johnny Massaro), who only thinks about stewardship. After falling in love with a plebeian Amália (Marina Ruy Barbosa), of Artena, Afonso abdicates the throne, giving it to his unprepared brother. This makes relations with the neighbouring kingdom even more fragile. This will open the opportunity for Catarina (Bruna Marquezine) to expand her ambitious plans in Montemor. She is the spoiled and ambitious princess and daughter of the wise and benevolent King Augusto (Marco Nanini), of Artena.