Kiev, Ukraine, 23 September 2016 – Netflix will show a political comedy ‘Servant of the People’ produced by Ukrainian production company Kvartal 95. The world’s leading Internet TV network has bought the rights to make the series available soon to its more than 83 million viewers worldwide.
The deal with Netflix was concluded by Eccho Rights, Kvartal’s long-time partner in distributing the series and the format worldwide.
The story is about ordinary school teacher who becomes the President of Ukraine. He tries to live an ordinary life without all ‘President’s privileges’ and fights with the army of corrupted and deceitful bureaucrats. The series became the highest rated TV-product of the last season in all demos and a real hit on Ukrainian TV and Internet. ‘Servant of the People’ also was the winner of Worldfest Houston International Film Festival (US) and finalist of WorldMediaFestival (Germany) and International Seoul Drama Awards (South Korea).
In August 2016 Kvartal 95 started production of the feature movie and second season of the series.
Earlier this week was announced that a deal is in place with Fox Television Studios to remake the hit Ukrainian comedy format ‘Servant of The People’. The first season as readymade product was sold to Estonia, Moldova and Kazakhstan.
Vladimir Zelenskiy, co-founder and creative producer of Kvartal 95 comments: "We are very proud to be the producers of the Ukrainian series Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights for. This deal demonstrates to the world that Ukraine can produce good content for a worldwide distribution and opens new opportunities for Ukrainian productions. Since the story is universal and understandable to people from all over the world, we believe that millions of Netflix viewers worldwide will enjoy watching the series”.
About Kvartal 95
Founded in 2003, Kvartal 95 has established itself as an industry-leading provider of entertainment TV content in Ukraine offering a full range of services in the production of TV formats and programs, TV films and series, feature films and animation projects with regularly high ratings. Kvartal 95, with more than 100 writers onboard is an unstoppable machine producing comedy and entertainment content, investing in new cutting-edge formats and gathering the best talents around.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 83 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.