FIRST PLEVAKO IMAGES
FROM NEW HISTORICAL TV SERIES COMING FROM RUSSIA
I have a whole slate of new Russian period set series and films to present to you in the period ahead of us, they seem to be shooting projects in the historical genre more than others these days, and I will launch this series of news with first images from their new saga PLEVAKO, a ten part series which has been shooting all around Russia since last year. Always wonderful and charismatic Segei Bezrukov, whom you remember as Boris Godunov, plays the title role, one of the most famous lawyers of the Russian Empire. The series will air next year on their channel NTV and online cinema Premier.
IN THE 19TH CENTURY RUSSIA
In the 60s of the 19th century, tzar Alexander II carried out a number of liberal reforms, one of which was judicial. An important innovation was the openness of jury trials and the right of any defendant on defense. Thus, by the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s in St. Petersburg and Moscow, a separate group of lawyers began to stand out among lawyers, many of whom were real stars, and high-profile trials with their participation began to attract hundreds of spectators, competing with theatrical performances. Fyodor Plevako was one of the most prominent heroes of that time. In addition to his outstanding oratorical talent and natural ingenuity, he had another important feature that distinguished him from other lawyers - he originated from the ordinary people. Being illegitimate himself, Plevako perfectly understood ordinary people and truly wanted to help them, which made him a people's favorite! He was striving to protect any client, regardless of their status and financial situation.
WHO ELSE IS IN THE CAST?
Each of the ten episodes will cover some of his famous cases. But it is worth noting that the series is not biographical and is only inspired by historical events. Zoya Berber, Ksenia Traister, Daniil Vorobyov, Igor Gordin and many others will also star in the series that has been shooting since November last year with the crew moving all around the country using also snowy exteriors last winter.