IVAN THE TERRIBLE
NEW RUSSIAN EPIC TV SERIES
|The series started airing in November|
|Sergey Makovetsky plays the grown up tzar Ivan the Terrible|
|The series aired in eight episodes this winter|
IVAN THE TERRIBLE follows the legendary tzar, born to rule, who grew up an orphan, enduring oppression and humiliation from his fellow boyars. The Tsar, striving to establish a single and indestructible power in Russia, was repeatedly betrayed by his closest associates, and having gained great love, he lost it in the darkness of conspiracies and intrigues. This is the story of a ruler who experienced great victories and great defeats.
THE STORY OF THE SERIES
1571. Moscow is devastated after the brutal raid of the Crimean Khan Devlet Girey. Sovereign Ivan the Terrible, deciding that his kingdom has come
to an end, begins to write a chronicle of his life. He recalls his early orphanhood, humiliation suffered from his guardians, friends who became
enemies, and enemies to whom he was merciless. He cannot escape the memories of his wife Anastasia, the marriage to whom was the happiest period
of his life, love that illuminated the first years of his reign ... Young Ivan IV is surrounded by loyal people and wise advisers. He conquered Kazan, created a
new army, established new laws, and an heir was born to him. But soon the bright reign comes to an end: the heir dies, followed by his beloved wife, and
the former loyal advisers, one after another, turn into traitors. Ivan IV is gradually being reborn into the infamous Ivan the Terrible - a cruel tyrant.
And now rumors about his ruthlessness and violent disposition are becoming true, and these changes in the character of the emperor are changing history.
Enemies are approaching Russia - will the country be able to withstand? Check out the darkly atmospheric teaser trailer below and tell us what you think:
|Milena Radulovich is Ivan's second wife tzarina Mariya|
|Konstantin Krukov is prince Andrey Kurbsky|
|The series was shot in more than 400 different sets|
|The production started in February 2020 before covid pandemics|
|Nikita Panfilov is prince Ivan Chelyadnin|
|The series was directed by Alexei Andrianov|
|The series involves tons of battle and war scenes as well|