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
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
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
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
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
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 new epic series will air next year in twelve episodes
|Maxim Averin plays the tzar of Russia Peter the Great himself
|Sergey Marin plays the lead role of Ivan in the series
|The series will be rich with opulent costumes, traditional ones too
|The production of the epic saga lasted for record 200 days!
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
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.
"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
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
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.
|The crew covered more than 4000km during the production
|The series depicts the new world and new life that started with Peter
|A whole port was built for the series in the Gulf of Finland
|According to the legend, the real cathedral got burned down