Apple TV+ orders first Russian-language series “Container”

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Apple TV+ has ordered “Container,” a thriller series that is the streaming platform’s first Russian-language content.

The series, which is set to star “The Bourne Supremacy” Oksana Akinshina, will follow Sasha, “a surrogate hiding a dangerous secret who reluctantly ends up in the luxurious home of the wealthy family she is pregnant with. As Sasha navigates privilege and the politics of the super-rich, its secrets and theirs threaten to collide.”

In addition to Akinshina, who will play Sasha, the cast of “Container” will also include Russian stars like Filipp Yankovskiy, Marusya Fomina and Artem Bystrov, Variety reported.

Maksim Sveshnikov directed the series based on a screenplay written by Alexey Lyapichev. Eduard Iloyan, Vitaly Shlyappo, Alexey Trotsyuk, Denis Zhalinsky and Mikhail Tkachenko are the producers.

“Container” premiered in Russia in September, but is slated to land on Apple TV+ in spring 2022.

The series will mark Apple’s first foray into Russian-language content. In July, the company signed a first deal with production company AR Content. Under the terms of the agreement, AR Content will stream shows in Russian and multiple languages ​​on Apple TV+.

However, this is not Apple’s first international show. The company recently snagged an International Emmy for Best Drama for its Israeli series “Tehran.”

Sylvester L. Goldfarb