Apple TV + has ordered its first original show in Russian. Container is another Apple production that is not originally in English and follows other shows, such as Tehran and Dr. Brain.
As revealed exclusively Variety, Container is a co-production agreement with the subscription streaming service START. The stars of the show Bourne’s supremacyOksana Akinshina alongside Russian film stars Filipp Yankovskiy (The three Musketeers), Marusya Fomina (Gold diggers) and Artem Bystrov (Earthquake).
Described as “daring” and “steadfast,” the series sees Akinshina play Sasha, a surrogate mother hiding a dangerous secret who reluctantly finds herself locked in the luxurious home of the wealthy family she is in the process of fathering. As Sasha navigates between the privileges and politics of the super-rich, her secrets and theirs threaten to collide.
The series was directed by Maksim Sveshnikov (257 reasons to live) from a screenplay written by Alexey Lyapichev (257 reasons to live). It is produced by Eduard Iloyan, Vitaly Shlyappo, Alexey Trotsyuk, Denis Zhalinsky and Mikhail Tkachenko.
According to Variety, Container will launch on Apple TV + in spring 2022. For now, it premieres in Russia and the CIS on START in September.
This TV show will be the first in a long series to be available on Apple TV + due to an agreement with Alexander Rodnyansky’s production company, AR Content, which is expected to “provide a list of shows in Russian and several languages to Apple ”.
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