Sunday, December 20, 2020

FIRST PHOTOS FROM LAVISH RUSSIAN EPIC TV SAGA THE CATHEDRAL SET DURING THE 18TH CENTURY REFORMS OF TZAR PETER THE GREAT

     THE CATHEDRAL   
EPIC TV SERIES FROM RUSSIA
We're having an international historical series weekend today and tomorrow as it seems to me it will be the non English series that will save 2021 when it comes to the costume drama just like they did this year when the
The new epic series will air next year in twelve episodes
whole slate of Spanish, German, Italian and Russian drama brought a much needed refreshment to the period set genre. Russia is preparing a couple of historical sagas, and your trusted spy will unveil them one by one when the
Maxim Averin plays the tzar of Russia Peter the Great himself
time comes, as you've grown used to hearing about international dramas first from the spy, but we shall start today with THE CATHEDRAL (Cобор) which will air in twelve episode sometime next year set in the imperial Russia
Sergey Marin plays the lead role of Ivan in the series
of the 1700s during the golden reign of legendary tzar Peter I, famous for his reformations which brought enlightenment to the traditionalist country, for the expansion of the empire which became a major European power during
The series will be rich with opulent costumes, traditional ones too
his rule, and for the foundation of the new capital Saint Petersburg. Sergey Marin (in the lead role), Svetlana Ivanova (as princess Marina), Maksim Averin (as Emperor Peter the Great) and Yulia Snigir (whom you
The production of the epic saga lasted for record 200 days!
remember from other epic series Catherine the Great, The Road to Calvary and Blood Baroness) star in the series that was produced from Autumn 2019 till spring 2020.

THE STORY OF THE UNKNOWN HERO OF THE GREAT CHANGES 
Different strokes for different folks - says the proverb. Born a rabble dies a rabble. But this is the year 1700, the time of dramatic changes in the Russian Empire, the time of reformations carried out by Peter the Great. Young serf
The crew covered more than 4000km during the production
Ivan Starshov is head over heels in love with Maria, the daughter of his master. He doesn't want to accept that the young princess is no match for him.
The series depicts the new world and new life that started with Peter
"You gave me wishes, but you do not allow me to satisfy them!" rages Ivan against God. He asks a priest for help, since God created all people equal. But
A whole port was built for the series in the Gulf of Finland
the priest repeats the proverb. Accept your fate destiny as it is. In despair, Starshov repudiates from faith. Ivan is stubborn; he leaves the village to take
According to the legend, the real cathedral got burned down
possession of his fate. This is how the protagonist gets on the winding road to the true understanding of Love. On the way to his goal, our hero also changes. Internally - from denial of God to a conscious faith, which will lead him to a burning desire to build a cathedral in the new capital - St. Petersburg.

10 comments:

  1. I do like this period, so many gorgeous costumes!

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    1. Yes, and other epic series coming from Russia next year also have interesting period settings and costumes. I will probably post a major one around holidays :)

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  2. Not my kinda thing, I'm more into current stuff, if you get what I mean. 😏

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    1. Unlike you the spy is an escapist, the only current thing we watch are multicam sitcoms.

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  3. Wow. This sounds like quite the story! And those costumes.

    That woman's hair! lol The things people did (do!) for fashion.

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    1. I did not know before that Russian ladies wore those lace crowns, I thought it was a Spanish thing, but maybe it was a stylized form or their national kokoshnik headdress.

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  4. The lady in the peachy dress and the big bow on her head reminds me of the evil stepsisters in Disney's animated Cinderella LOL. But the costumes are impressive!

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    1. I think they are historically very accurate, that outfit Peter is wearing is exactly like the outfit on his famous painting portrait.

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  5. I just had to google the word rabble, but I still don't understand it. Google says it's a disorderly mob. How are you born a disorderly mob? I'm giggling at Theresa's comment. Now that she pointed it out, I must agree.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)