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Netflix Announces New Russian Psychological Drama

Netflix Announces New Russian Psychological Drama

The character-driven story is written by Eduard Oganesyan

  • Moscow, 10 November,  2021 - Netflix announces a new untitled Russian drama series starring Alexander Petrov -  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. 

  • Anna Nagler, Director, Local Language Originals, CEE and Russia: “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.” 

  • Eduard Oganesyan, showrunner and screenwriter, co-founder of Monkey Style Film Company: "This story is steeped in self-irony with a dramatic transformation of the character.  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.” 

  • Mikhail Vrubel and Alexander Andryushchenko, producers: “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.”

  • Fedor Bondarchuk, producer: “This cooperation is a huge step for the entire industry, clearly demonstrating that we are moving in the right direction. 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.”

  • Logline: Fame, fans and money – he has it all. But the luxurious life that one can only dream of comes crashing down in an instant when the hero turns into the culprit and criminal, and has a fall from grace he can never imagine. His old world is destroyed, and the new one shows no glimpse of hope. The road to redemption will inevitably be long and hard - the only solution is to confront his devil, find forgiveness to emerge anew. 

  • Showrunner: Eduard Oganesyan

  • Screenwriters: Eduard Oganesyan, Alexey Kamynin and Marsel Shaikhattarov

  • Producers:  Mikhail Vrubel, Alexander Andryushchenko, Olga Kochetkova, Fedor Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Murugov, and co-producers Alina Tyazhlova and Mila Rozanova

  • Cast: Russian actor Alexander Petrov (Ice 1-2, Method) is set to play the leading role. 

  • The series will launch on Netflix worldwide.  Premiere date to be announced.

  • Title and more details to be revealed. 

Anna Zur

Communications CEE & Russia