Paramount Television is developing a dramatic thriller from Academy Award-nominated director Andrey Zvyagintsev, who is embarking on his first TV project.
The untitled thriller is being produced in the Russian language and is set in contemporary Moscow. The series is based on an original idea by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin. Zvyagintsev will also serve as executive producer and will direct the first two episodes. Alexander Rodnyansky will also serve as an EP. The trio is the same team behind the award-winning Russian-language films Leviathan and Elena.
“It has long been a priority of Paramount Television to reach television audiences around the world with stories and themes that speak to them,” said Amy Powell, the president of Paramount Television. “Zvyagintsev is behind some of the most powerful, cinematic storytelling for Russian audiences today and we are excited to team up with him for his first television series.”
“I believe that we have a very powerful human story to tell for the international audience and I couldn’t wish for a better partner to do that with than Paramount TV,” said Zvyagintsev.