President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has become the face of Ukraine’s resistance against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invading forces. Prior to his election, he was best known for his television role as an ordinary schoolteacher who was unintentionally catapulted into power. The show “Servant of the People” ran for four years, making him a household name. Netflix recently announced that the series is now available to view in the United States on Netflix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Servant of the People, the satirical series that launched Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s political career, is back on Netflix in the United States. The streamer, which had the series in its library from 2017 to 2021, has announced that it is now back on the service. Servant of the People is about a teacher who becomes president unexpectedly after a rant against corruption goes viral on social media.
The show aired for three seasons before Zelenskyy announced his intention to run for president of Ukraine in 2019 under the banner of a new political party called Servant of the People. Eccho Rights, a Swedish television group, has been licensing the show and a film based on it around the world, with buyers including Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, MBC in the Middle East, ANT 1 in Greece, and PRO TV.
“The series is a comedy but also an important document of where Zelenskyy comes from,” said Eccho managing partner Nicola Söderlund in a statement announcing that the show was once again on the market.
“His fictional president is a normal man, who grows into his role as a heroic and adored leader. While the real-world scenario facing Zelensky and the Ukrainian people is far more grim and appalling than the comedy of the series, there are obvious parallels with the real-world situation, and Servant of the People is a fascinating, important and historic piece of television.”
Since Russia invaded his country, Zelenskyy has become something of an international hero. Despite the threat of additional attacks, the former comedian has remained at the helm. Let us pray for all of the innocent civilians who have been caught up in the war. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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