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The First Exclusive Look at Amazon Series ‘COMRADE DETECTIVE’ From Producer Channing Tatum

June 29, 2017

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Amazon Studios has released the first exclusive photos for their upcoming half-hour live action series COMRADE DETECTIVE, from producer Channing Tatum.

A co-production with A24, COMRADE DETECTIVE comes from creators and executive producers Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka with Rhys Thomas directing and executive producing. Free Association’s Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Peter Kiernan, and Andrew Schneider executive produce along with A24’s Ravi Nandan and John Hodges.

COMRADE DETECTIVE is a one-of-a-kind cop show and comedy set in 1980s Romania. True to its nostalgic inspiration, the series is presented in Romanian and dubbed in English– as a Romanian show of that time would have been. Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt provide voice over dubbing performances for the series’ two leading roles, Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosef Baciu– both characters played on screen by leading Romanian actors, Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici.

In addition to Tatum and Gordon-Levitt, other dubbing roles includes Jenny Slate, Chloe Sevigny, Jake Johnson, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, Kim Basinger, Mahershala Ali, Tracey Letts, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton Duplass, Jerrod Carmichael, Bo Burnham and John Early.

Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR at Amazon Studios said:

“In a world of global television it was inevitable that the best comedy of the year would come from Romania. Well that day has come. COMRADE DETECTIVE in unbelievably compelling, visually brilliant, and Gregor and Iosef are the heroes we need. Thanks to A24, Channing Tatum, Rhys Thomas, Brian Gatewood, Alex Tanaka, as well as the incredibly creative team behind this wild new series.”

A24 said:

“As passionate fans of cinema and television, we have long heard about this genre defining show and are thrilled to work with Free Association and Amazon to bring it to audiences.”

In the thick of 1980s Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country’s most popular and longest-running series, COMRADE DETECTIVE, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (Piersic) and Iosef Baciu (Ulici) investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionesco and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by– what else– but the greatest enemy: Capitalism. Though the beloved show was sadly forgotten about after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has been rediscovered and digitally remastered now with its main heroes voiced by Tatum and Gordon-Levitt. COMRADE DETECTIVE is a true portal into a time and place and a powerful reminder of what art can be– and it is now ready to be seen by the modern world on a larger scale than ever before.

It will premiere on August 4 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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