11 NOV 2021

Netflix unveils new Russian drama series

The psychological drama, set to premier globally on the streaming platform, will be produced by Mikhail Vrubel, Alexander Andryushchenko, Olga Kochetkova, Fedor Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Murugov, and other members. Additional details about the untitled project will be announced at a later time.

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Netflix announces a new untitled Russian drama series set to launch on Netflix worldwide.  “The story embraced us the instant we read the script and we are truly excited to team up with incredible Russian talents to bring this second Russian Netflix series to life," Anna Nagler, Director, Local Language Originals, CEE and Russia, said. "This is a special story, providing a unique perspective on how life can take mind-blowing twists and turns. We look forward to Netflix members in Russia and worldwide enjoying this complex character-driven drama.” 

Eduard Oganesyan will serve as showrunner for the title alongside screenwriters Eduard Oganesyan, Alexey Kamynin and Marsel Shaikhattarov. The project will mainly be in the hands of Producers Mikhail Vrubel, Alexander Andryushchenko, Olga Kochetkova, Fedor Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Murugov, and co-producers Alina Tyazhlova and Mila Rozanova Eduard Oganesyan. "This story is steeped in self-irony with a dramatic transformation of the character," Nagler continues. "For me personally, this is an exciting  experience and a journey into worlds that I have not yet encountered. And, as always, it's funny and sad. As it usually happens in life."

The list of cast members includes Russian actor Alexander Petrov, who stars in the title. Additional information regarding the project will be revealed at a later time. “We managed to bring together a powerful team around this talented and challenging material: Eduard, an author with his own unique approach and vision, Sasha Petrov, a great actor and an outstanding production team.  We are also very excited at the prospect of working alongside Netflix to enhance this project," Producers, Mikhail Vrubel and Alexander Andryushchenko, said.

The series follows the story of a celebrity who finds himself in the center of tragic events that destroy his personality, and about his desperate struggle to become himself again.“This cooperation is a huge step for the entire industry, clearly demonstrating that we are moving in the right direction," Fedor Bondarchuk, producer, said. "Partnering with Netflix - an entertainment service that creates new trends, enhancing the level of quality content – gives us an important production and creative experience. This is an opportunity for me to work again with a dream team to embark on a new and interesting journey.”

The story embraced us the instant we read the script and we are truly excited to team up with incredible Russian talents to bring this second Russian Netflix series to life. This is a special story, providing a unique perspective on how life can take mind-blowing twists and turns. We look forward to Netflix members in Russia and worldwide enjoying this complex character-driven drama.” Anna Nagler Director, Local Language Originals, CEE and Russia, Netflix