Central Partnership (a part of Gazprom-Media Holding) will place “GOGOL” TV series produced by TV-3 Channel (a part of Gazprom-Media Holding) and Sreda on the Amazon Prime Video online service in the US, Canada and the UK.
The deal is done through Janson Media. The English-speaking audience will now be able to watch eight episodes of an adventure detective story, created in mash-up stylistics. Gogol was produced by TV-3 Channel (part of Gazprom-media) and production company Sreda. The creators were inspired by the life and novels of a famous Russian writer Nikolai Gogol.
Gogol is a first Russian TV series released in cinemas. Three films of franchise became one of the extraordinary experiments in Russian media market and had top rates in Russian box-office. Also the TV-series received national TV and film awards.In Russia Gogol TV Series premiered on March 25th on TV3 channel. For TV audience the show includes two new episodes, which have never been shown in cinemas.
Vadim Vereschagin, Central Partnership CEO: Placing GOGOL TV Series on Amazon Prime Video proves once again that we are moving in the right direction in terms of international sales. One of our main goals is to raise awareness about high quality Theatrical and TV content produced in Russia, and we have been reaching this goal successfully.
Evgeniy Nikishov, Producer, TV3 General Producer: It’s rewarding to see the positive response for our content in the world. Last year our TV Series An Ordinary Woman became the first Russian project to be in competition of Series Mania in France, and its female lead Anya Mikhalkova took the best female performance award. British distributor Cineflix Rights has been distributing the TV Series in the world since then. This year we have another project in Series Mania, which is called Identification.Finally, there is an upcoming series, An Outbreak, which was selected for CanneSeries.
Valeriy Fedorovich, producer, TV3 CEO: Two years ago TV3 announced that it would develop Out-of-the-box. Since then, we have managed to push the TV boundaries far away. Our team have created several projects which set up trends for Russian theatrical and digital distribution. These projects have travelled across the world, too. We are grateful that both film industry professionals and end-consumers find that our content is really catching. Placing GOGOL on one of the leading world online services is another big step for TV3 expansion to the global market.
Jesse Janson, EVP of Acquisitions, Janson Media: We have worked with many tv series and films for distribution across Amazon Prime Video, but GOGOL is by far the most exciting for us to date. We are extremely proud to bring this powerful series to the English speaking market. We feel that Amazon Prime Video will be the optimal platform to showcase the title properly.
Amazon Prime Video will be the first digital run of a GOGOL TV Series in a foreign language. However, the GOGOL project has already been well-known to the international audience. Films of the GOGOL trilogy had a theatrical release in Germany, the UK, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Cyprus and the UAE. GOGOL won the People’s Choice Award at Biografilm Festival (Italy) and the prize for outstanding cinematographic level at the Accolade Global Film Competition Festival (USA). Hollywood Director John Woo (Mission Impossible 2, Face Off) has named GOGOL the best foreign TV Series at The Indie Gathering International Film Festival (USA). The composer of the project Ryan Otter won a prestigious international music award for GOGOL at the Global Music Awards (USA).