Luana Piovani and Ana Paula Arósio were considered for the role of Soraya before Letícia Spiller was cast.
Both Bruna Marquezine and Tatá Werneck had prosody classes in preparation for their roles. The actresses are born in Rio de Janeiro, and had to develop the natural accent from São Paulo.
Max Fercondini was considered for the role of Benjamin which went to Maurício Destri.
Both Tatá Werneck and Bruna Marquezine appeared in Xuxa Meneghel productions as kids. Werneck was part of Xuxa Park (1992), and Marquezine appeared in Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos 3 (2002) and starred in Xuxa e o Tesouro da Cidade Perdida (2004). Letícia Spiller as aged 15 when she debuted as a "paquita" in Xou da Xuxa (1986).
Originally entitled "Lady Marizete" and later "Paraisópolis Forever".
Henri Castelli lives nearby the Paraisópolis district depicted in the series.
Bruna Marquezine learned the Krav Maga self-defense system in preparation for her role.
Creators Alcides Nogueira and Mário Teixeira stated they did not want to explore the social differences between the Morumbi and the Paraisópolis areas, but the similarities when "both worlds" collide.
Tatá Werneck was originally considered for the main role or Marizete but Bruna Marquezine was cast instead.
Caio Castro's character Grego was originally going to be a drug dealer, but the creators opted out to avoid this theme. Castro still contacted real life dealers in São Paulo in preparation for his role.