Apple TV+ to add multiple Russian-language shows in new deal

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Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky has signed with Apple TV+ in a deal that gets the streaming service first-look at his proposed films and series, both Russian-language and multilingual.


Alexander Rodnyansky (source: Okras)
Alexander Rodnyansky (source: Okras)



Apple TV+ is reportedly hoping to finance multiple series or films with a Russian focus. No projects have been announced, nor has any time limit been revealed about Apple's first-look deal with producer Alexander Rodnyansky.

However, the producer told Variety that the deal covers projects set both within Russia and outside, plus they are to be led by both Russian and international writers and directors.

"Apple is extremely interested to explore the possibilities in that part of the world," he said. "It's going to be the very first of all the global streaming platforms to sign a strategic partnership with a company with Russian roots."

Rodnyansky says that the rise of streaming services has led to viewers seeing many more international shows, and also to more opportunities for producers.

"This is a chance for filmmakers from all over the world to deliver their stories, on the life they know very well, to international audiences with no limitations," he continued. "That's what makes me excited. This is part of the contemporary world, and it can break down borders to make the world united, and can change it completely."

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    In episode one, a shirtless Vladimir Putin personally karate chops enemies of the Motherland.
    qwerty52FileMakerFellerAlex_Vwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 5
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 748member
    I don’t know why an article about this wouldn’t at least include the names of some of Mr. Rodnyansky’s previous projects. You know, so that we readers can understand why this such a coup for Apple?  

    His company, AR Content has produced 3 of the last 4 films by Andrey Zvyagintsev, who is arguably one of the finest directors on planet earth. Along with Elena (2011), and Oscar-nominated Leviathan (2014) and Loveless (2017), they are working together on the upcoming What Happens (2021). 

    If this first-look deal includes exclusive streaming rights to What Happens, that would be a huge deal for Apple, as that film will almost certainly be an awards magnet next season.
    FileMakerFellerwilliamhAlex_V
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Dead_Pool said:
    In episode one, a shirtless Vladimir Putin personally karate chops enemies of the Motherland.
    ... from horseback.
    Alex_VDead_Poolwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Alex_VAlex_V Posts: 33member
    Dead_Pool said:
    In episode one, a shirtless Vladimir Putin personally karate chops enemies of the Motherland.
    ... from horseback.
    As he solemnly accepts a constitutional amendment to extend his reign. 
    Dead_Poolwatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 5
    badmonkbadmonk Posts: 979member
    I for one think this is great, bring on talent from all over the world.  This is one area where Apple TV can excel. 
    watto_cobra
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