Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, is still facing the Russia-Ukraine crisis while batting the aggressive Russian forces helmed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now, Netflix has decided to stream Zelensky’s political satire drama series, Servant of the People.
An ex-comedian, 44-year-old Zelensky was the lead protagonist in the 2015 series. He played the role of Vasyl Petrovych Holobrodko, an abusive school teacher who goes on a searing tirade against corruption. After the video goes viral, he finds himself in the presidential seat.
Initially, the show was a part of Netflix from 2017 to 2021 before returning on March 16th, 2022.
Created by Zelensky, the show foretold the subtle turn of events in the political landscape of Ukraine. It became pretty influential and compelled the natives to rethink their political stances.
This show was a brilliant way of campaigning and worked in Zelensky’s favour, and led to a landslide victory at the 2019 Presidential election. Zelensky defeated then-President Petro Poroshenko by a majority of 70 per cent votes.
The Swedish TV group Eccho Rights has licensed the show since its inception. They said, “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.”
Many nations have condemned Russia’s unprecedented violence against Ukraine, with various companies, including Netflix imposing their sanctions against the state. Netflix has suspended streaming in Russia and has put an indefinite halt to all Russian projects.