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Netflix Unveils New Russian Drama


The Russian drama series Nothing Special is set to launch on Netflix worldwide.

Nothing Special centers on young actor Lyokha and his volunteer work at a charity that supports people with disabilities. As he grows closer to the group he is assigned, he finds a common language with them, discovering answers to his questions and helping people close to him see life from another perspective.

Yura Borisov, Paulina Pushkaruk, Daria Melnikova, Anton Sankevich and Olga Lomonosova star in Nothing Special.

Anna Nagler, director of local language originals for the CEE and Russia at Netflix, said: “Nothing Special is a beautiful story, so simple and yet so complex. It is told with incredible sensitivity and with an even greater sense of humor. This is a touching narrative relating how deep connections can appear if we allow ourselves the chance to get to know each other. We were charmed from the very start and trust the story will equally appeal to our Russian members.”

Director Ilya Malanin said: “I am very pleased that it is this story that established my directorial debut. It is full of emotion, acceptance and love. Each character is knitted with contradictions, both in thoughts and actions. And there is nothing special about it.”

Producers Valeriy Fedorovich and Evgeniy Nikishov added: “We are glad that once again Netflix enables us to share a Russian story with the whole world. Together with highly professional actors such as Yura Borisov and Daria Melnikova, newer talents—some of whom have disabilities—made this project really special. Their talent and charisma help us share a heartwarming, sympathetic story. It leaves nobody indifferent.”

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