Netflix will soon premiere its first-ever Russian original drama, “Anna K.” “We are incredibly proud to announce our first Russian series with 1-2-3 Production,"Michael Azzolino, Director Original Series, Netflix said. "The talented team of writers, directors, and producers have crafted an imaginative and immersive series. We are excited to help bring their vision for this much-admired story to our members in Russia and the world.”
Based on Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel “Anna Karenina,” the contemporary series, written by Roman Kantor, will star Svetlana Khodchenkova as Anna Karenina. Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishov, Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov, and Roman Kantor served as show directors, while Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishov, Sergey Kornikhin, Roman Kantor served as producers.
It was filmed in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. “We are extremely honored that our team has been entrusted with the creation of the first commissioned Russian TV drama series for the leading global entertainment service with over 200 million members,” Valeriy Fedorovich and Evgeniy Nikishov, 1-2-3 Production said. “This endeavor is beyond exciting and challenging, but since the backbone of the future series is based on one of the world’s fundamental pieces of literature dedicated to love, we are hopeful that we will be able to touch the hearts of viewers from Australia to Brazil.”
The classic novel, set in Modern-day Russia, follows socialite Anna Karenina, who is married to St. Petersburg's soon-to-be governor. Karenina begins a love affair and quickly struggles to balance family bonds with other social relationships. The drama explores themes of passion, loyalty, and truth. “We are really proud to be a part of one of the first Netflix projects in Russia - it is a big honor and a huge responsibility,” Sergey Kornikhin (Droog Drooga) said. “To rephrase the famous quote, it is a small step for our company, but a huge step for the whole industry.”
We are incredibly proud to announce our first Russian series with 1-2-3 Production. The talented team of writers, directors, and producers have crafted an imaginative and immersive series. We are excited to help bring their vision for this much-admired story to our members in Russia and the world.” Michael Azzolino Director Original Series, Netflix