Netflix First Ordered Production of Series from Russian Producers
At the moment, a contract has been signed to shoot the modern version of Anna Karenina based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. The project will be produced by the 1-2-3 Production studio, which is part of "Gazprom-Media Holding".
Another series of the streaming service in Russia will be a drama that takes place in the 1990s, as scripted by Mikhail Shprits. According to the newspaper, the show will be filmed by the Russkoye film company, which owns the rights to the work, and directed by Daria Zhuk.
The production of the project of the "Hydrogen" studio is also being discussed, the director of which may be Eduard Hovhannisyan. In addition, negotiations are underway with Alexander Tsekalo's Sreda, Vlad Ryashin's Star Media, Yellow, Black and White and director Klim Shipenko.
It is noted that before that, Netflix only bought ready-made projects from Russian producers. The first such show to hit the streaming platform under the Originals brand in August 2019 was Better Than People by Yellow, Black and White. In October 2020, the service acquired the rights to show Epidemic for a record $ 1.5 million for a domestic series.