Russia-Ukraine crisis: Volodymyr Zelensky’s comedy series finds new life on Channel 4, other global networks

Author: Yuvi March 3, 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Volodymyr Zelensky’s comedy series gets new life on Channel 4, other global networks


Los Angeles: With Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky emerging as a global hero, global rights management company Echo Rights has licensed the 2016 television series “Servant of the People” created and starring him. Variety reports that the rights have been sold to Channel 4 in the UK, MBC in the Middle East, ANT1 in Greece and Pro TV in Romania.

Eco Rights Managing Director Fredrik AF Malmborg shared the news and said that his company stands “in solidarity with our friends and partners in Ukraine”. He continued: “It is our position to share this story with the best the global television industry can support Ukraine today.”

Season three of the political comedy series, presented by Zelensky’s production house Quartel 95, was broadcast on the Ukrainian 1+1 channel and was adapted into a feature film after its successful first season in 2016. Belarusian TV channel, Belarus-1, is broadcasting it since November 2019.

Nikola Soderlund, managing partner at Echo, said: “The series is a comedy, but it is also an important document of where Zelensky comes from. Its fictional president is an ordinary man, who grows into his role as a heroic and beloved leader. Is.”

Söderlund said: “While the real-world scenario facing Zelensky and the Ukrainian people is far more grim and frightening than the comedy of the series, there are clear parallels with the real-world situation, and ‘Servants of the People’. ‘ A fascinating, important and historical piece of television.”

In a classic case of fiction before reality, Zelensky plays the main character, Vasil Petrovich Holoborodko, an absent-minded high school history teacher who is elected President of Ukraine after his unholy rant about corruption in the country. It is recorded by one of his students, who uploads the footage to YouTube and makes it an internet sensation.

Holoborodko’s students launched a crowdfunding campaign for his candidacy in Ukraine’s presidential race against his will, eventually leading him to political victory.

3 March, 2022, 11:47 am

News Cinema on twitter News Cinema on facebook

Thursday, 3rd March 2022

More Stories
Mandatory paid maternity leave in the US could prevent 1,000 baby deaths every year, study claims
Dussehra 2022: 7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dussehra
Mortgages back on market at 6 per cent as estate agents say house prices will drop by 10 per cent
Emerson, NJ: A Small, Manageable ‘Family Town’
US Aims to Turn Taiwan Into Giant Weapons Depot
Help! A French Car Rental Company Charged Me Fees for Speeding Tickets I Never Received!
The Billionaire Trying to Turn Kazakhstan Into a Thriving Tennis Nation
Whatever Happened to Those Self-Service Passport Kiosks at Airports?
Suzan-Lori Parks Is on Broadway, Off Broadway and Everywhere Else
Talk of ‘Civil War,’ Ignited by Mar-a-Lago Search, Is Flaring Online
Adding Context, Rather Than Asterisks, to the Record Books
‘Defund the SEC’ Becomes a Rallying Cry on Trump’s Social Media Site
Nora Fatehi, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira join the ranks at FIFA World Cup!
Papa John’s billionaire founder slammed for saying he ‘lost a home’ during Hurricane Ian
Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Be Awarded Today
Wax worm saliva breaks down plastic bags within hours at room temperature
Dussehra 2022: Habits you should break this year
Sydney event planner shares biggest wedding styling dos and don’ts and budget alternatives
Hospital parking fees scandal continues as analysis shows one site charges £76 A DAY
After Hitting No. 62, Aaron Judge Acknowledges Pressure of Chase
Foreign nurses who fail English test can still be hired by NHS
Moment police swoop on house of devout catholic mother over ‘malicious online posts’
On Dussehra and Diwali, this Greater Noida village greets Ravana!
Heavyweight boxing world champion Mike Tyson winds back the clock with an impressive training video
Canberra rape trial: Brittany Higgins texts against Bruce Lehrmann sent to Ben Dilaway
Durga Puja 2022: Navya Nanda Plays Dhaak And Dances At Pandal
Tory conference live: Liz Truss prepares to make keynote speech to try and unite warring Tories
Terrifying moment speeding Maserati stolen by three Florida teens hits 123 mph before losing control
The end of Prince Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series?
Commonwealth Games 2026: Shooting returns, golf set to debut and women’s cricket intact for Victoria
Shellharbour council’s Reddall Reserve playground slide ‘dangerous’ as young Tailah Smith breaks leg
Sussan Ley: Australians face cost of living crisis before Christmas – Anthony Albanese doing NOTHING
OPEC and Russia meet today, with a big cut in oil output on the table.
Dussehra 2022: Ravana’s 10 Heads and What They Mean
Pike County massacre suspects attended the funeral of one of the eight victims they allegedly killed
‘Rest easy little soulja’: Family mourns mystery death of boy, 12, as vile trolls attack him
Rainbow fentanyl pills that resemble candy are found in LEGO box – as DEA warns parents
Hrithik Roshan and Ladylove Saba Azad attend Richa Chadha-Ali Fazal’s wedding reception, pose for shutterbugs together – WATCH
How to Honor a New Yorker? Name a Street After Them.
Shylah Rodden Rebel Coaster rollercoaster victim’s touching tribute to father Alan Rodden
Online retail giant Amazon pauses recruiting for corporate roles to rein in costs