New Russian Psychological Drama for Netflix


Netflix is set to launch a new untitled Russian drama series that centers on a celebrity whose personality is destroyed amid tragic events and his struggle to become himself again.

Starring Alexander Petrov, the series will see his character suffer a fall from grace and go on a quest for redemption. Written by Eduard Oganesyan, who will also serve as showrunner, the drama will premiere on Netflix worldwide on a date yet to be confirmed.

Anna Nagler, director of local-language originals for the CEE and Russia at Netflix, said: “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.”

Oganesyan, showrunner and screenwriter and co-founder of Monkey Style Film Company, said: “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.”

Producers Mikhail Vrubel and Alexander Andryushchenko said: “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.”

Producer Fedor Bondarchuk added: “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.”