Magazine article Screen International

'Loveless' Director Andrey Zvyagintsev Eyes Small Screen Debut with Paramount Television

Magazine article Screen International

'Loveless' Director Andrey Zvyagintsev Eyes Small Screen Debut with Paramount Television

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Untitled dramatic thriller will take place in contemporary Moscow.

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Paramount Television said on Thursday (March 1) it is developing a dramatic thriller from Oscar-nominated director Andrey Zvyagintsev in what will be the Russian auteur’s first television project.

Zvyagintsev, whose Loveless competes for the best foreign-language Academy Award on Sunday, created the original idea with Oleg Negin and will direct the first two episodes and serve as executive producer.

The parties revealed little about the untitled series, except to say it will be in Russian and takes place in contemporary Moscow.

Alexander Rodnyansky will also serve as executive producer. Zvyagintsev, Negin and Rodnyansky collabprated on Leviathan and Elena.

“It has long been a priority of Paramount Television to reach television audiences around the world with stories and themes that speak to them,” Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television, said. …

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