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Stephen King praises the Russian TV series “Epidemic”, released on Netflix

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The writer shared his impressions on the microblog on Twitter.

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On October 7, the series "Epidemic" started showing on Netflix. The project, released in 2019, tells the story of an unknown virus that wiped out the vast majority of Moscow's residents, turning the city into a fierce battlefield, where each of the survivors is struggling to survive. The main roles in the series were played by Victoria Isakova, Kirill Kyaro and Mariana Spivak. The series is based on the debut novel of a Russian writer They are Wagner "Vongozero", directed by Pavel Kostomarov, producers - Valery Fedorovich and Evgeny Nikishov...

Netflix acquired the rights to air Epidemic in September through the Netflix Originals program and has translated the series into 12 languages. A day after its release, the series, which in the American version began to be called "To The Lake", took the eighth place in the top 10 popular Netflix series. World renowned American writer Stephen King watched Epidemic and shared his impressions on Twitter. “Four things to know: 1. There is a plague. 2. A lot of snow and cold. 3. Everyone drinks vodka. 4. Minor spoiler: little kid is a thorn in (further obscene. - Prim. row.) "- wrote King.

Stephen King praises Epidemic

The writer also said that the series is similar to a "spaghetti western" "only with snow and a deadly virus." "It looks cool. Some moments were removed topsy-turvy. Why? I don't know, ”King wrote. By the way, several films, TV series and short films are released every year, based on his works. The most famous works of King: "The Green Mile", "The Shawshank Redemption", "The X-Files", "Pet Sematary", "It", "Mist".

Recall that the series "Epidemic" tells about the attack of an unknown respiratory virus that has occurred in our days, causing rapid damage to the lungs. Realizing the scale of the pandemic, the authorities are closing cities: all entrances to them are closed, money loses value, people are desperately fighting for food and gasoline, and gangs of marauders are prowling everywhere. Those who couldn’t stand each other yesterday were forced to join forces in order to survive. The main character Sergei, in the company of his new lover and her autistic son, ex-wife, their schoolboy son, a father whom he has not seen for many years, and a neighbor with his crazy family, is trying to escape beyond the boundaries of quarantine. Somewhere far away, on a desert island in Karelia, in the middle of a huge lake, there is a hunting lodge where they can start everything from scratch.

Victoria Isakova in the TV series "Epidemic"

We add that the world premiere of the picture took place on April 9, 2019 in Cannes as part of the main competition of the CanneSeries international festival in France. "Epidemic" became the first Russian TV series to enter the competition of this prestigious show. The film version of the project was also included in the main competition of the Moscow International Film Festival. The series received 5 awards from the Association of Film and Television Producers of Russia (APKiT) in the nominations for Best Actress in a Series, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing Director and Best Makeup Artist.

It is worth noting that the performer of one of the main roles in the series, Kirill Kyaro, in an exclusive video interview for "Vokrug TV" said that his life changed dramatically after he became a father. The actor noted that even despite the small age of his daughter, he took her with him to the shooting whenever the opportunity fell. In addition, Kyaro spends all his free time with loved ones.

Exclusive video interview by Kirill Kyaro for "Around TV"

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