Netflix Announced Its First Russian Original Series ‘Anna K.’
Netflix is a streaming giant and now it has announced its first-ever Russian original – a series with the working title of Anna K. The series is a lavish and contemporary retelling of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel “Anna Karenina.”
Svetlana Khodchenkova (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will be seen portraying the title character in the series. The series is written by Roman Kantor and will be directed by Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishov, Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov, and Roman Kantor.
Netflix describes, Anna K is set in modern-day Russia, where socialite Anna Karenina, the wife of the soon-to-become governor of St. Petersburg, enters a life-changing love affair with Vronsky, the dashing heir of an aluminum empire.
Their affair quickly careens out of control, threatening the delicate balance of their familial bonds and social relationships. Set between cosmopolitan Moscow, historic St. Petersburg, and Russia’s rugged countryside, the drama explores themes of loyalty and passion.
Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishov, Sergey Kornikhin, Roman Kantor are the producers of Anna K for Netflix. The series will be shot on location in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Michael Azzolino, Director original Series, Netflix, said about the Anna Karenina adaptation, “We are incredibly proud to announce our first Russian series with 1-2-3 Production. The talented team of writers, directors, and producers has crafted an imaginative and immersive series. We are excited to help bring their vision for this much-admired story to our members in Russia and the world.”
Other Film Adaptations Of Anna Karenina
There have been several film adaptations of Anna Karenina, the most recent one being the 2012 film titled ‘Anna Karenina’ starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in key roles. There’s also a 2017 Russian film which is the screen adaptation of the novel Anna Karenina.
The series Anna K will premiere worldwide on Netflix, with the release date yet to be announced.