EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-Award-winning director and cinematographer Andrij Parekh (Succession, Watchman) is ready to direct Pink Rainbow, a dramedy collection produced by Alexander Rodnyansky by way of his AR Content material banner.
Primarily based on true story, Pink Rainbow is ready in 1977 and follows a high-ranking Soviet politician who travels to West Berlin to handle a socialist rally. There, he meets three younger activists who impress him with their dedication to communism. On the spur of the second, he invitations them to go to Moskow to expertise socialist utopia first hand and encourage younger Soviets to return again dwelling. Nevertheless, what he didn’t understand was that as an alternative of communists, he had truly invited a gaggle of West German homosexual activists to the Soviet capital, the place homosexuality was punishable by a prolonged jail sentence.
The collection, which received the Greatest Mission Award on the Sequence Mania Discussion board earlier this yr, is a dramedy of bureaucratic blunders and cultural misunderstandings wrapped round a heart-wrenching love story exploring themes of identification, private braveness and tolerance. It’s set in a interval when homosexuals and liberationists discover themselves in a time and place of sexual repression and oppression.
Physician Who and Mr. Selfridge scribe Matt Jones pens the eight-episode script, which received the Greatest Mission Award on the Sequence Mania Discussion board earlier this yr.
“I’m very completely happy to convey Pink Rainbow into the world,” stated Parekh, who received an Emmy for guiding Succession. “Main with an absurd premise, this challenge is extremely nuanced and layered and guarantees to each problem viewers and draw them into the relationships and the love story that unfolds towards the backdrop of late Nineteen Seventies Soviet Russia.”
Rodnyansky added: “We’re thrilled that Andrij joined Pink Rainbow because the director. I consider that that is the primary time in historical past when a U.S. director of his caliber will direct a Russian tv collection. I’ve been an amazing admirer of Andrij’s work each as a director and as an unimaginable DP. I’m excited that he would be the particular person to convey this unimaginable story to worldwide audiences. Making ready for Pink Rainbow, we’ve got commissioned a analysis paper on LGBTQ+ within the USSR, which detailed on a regular basis lifetime of homosexual individuals there. Even in probably the most harmful instances and towards most horrible odds, love at all times discovered a manner. That is what Pink Rainbow is in the end about. It’s a story in regards to the energy of affection.”
The collection is at the moment in improvement at AR Content material.
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