US Netflix subscribers can now stream ‘Servant of the People,’ the satirical comedy series that helped launch Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s political career – and his eventual role in leading the resistance against an escalating invasion Russian from Ukraine.
In the series, Zelensky plays a high school history teacher who gains national fame after a video of his rant against government corruption goes viral – ultimately resulting in the teacher being elected president of the government. ‘Ukraine.
“You asked and he’s back!” Netflix tweeted in a post confirming the show’s return.
The satirical comedy series debuted in 2015 and ran for three seasons.
The production ended after Zelensky, once a popular comedian and actor, decided to run for political office – easily winning the presidency in 2019 as a member of the “Servant of the People” political party.
Netflix previously included “Servant of the People” in its US content library from 2017 to 2021.
Eccho Rights, the Swedish company that licensed the series, described “Servant of the People” in a recent statement as “an important document of Zelensky’s origin.”
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“While the real-world scenario facing Zelensky and the Ukrainian people is far darker and more gruesome than the show’s comedy, there are clear parallels to the real-world situation, and Servant of the People is a compelling piece. , important and historic television,” the firm said.
Zelensky, 44, has drawn international praise for his leadership as Ukraine faces an increasingly violent Russian invasion, including heavy bombardment of major cities such as the capital kyiv.
Zelensky made an impassioned plea for more American help while addressing members of Congress on Wednesday – showing lawmakers video of the country devastated in Russia’s attack and comparing the Russian invasion to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
“We need you right now,” Zelensky said. “I ask you to do more.”
New York Post