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Amazon Prime Video to premiere ‘Comrade Detective’ to premiere on 4 August

MUMBAI: Amazon Studios has announced ‘Comrade Detective’, a new half-hour live action series that will premiere on 4 August exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

‘Comrade Detective’ is a cop show and comedy set in 1980’s Romania. True to its nostalgic inspiration, the series is presented in Romanian and dubbed in English—as a Romanian show of that time would have been. Channing Tatum (Logan Lucky) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) provide voice over dubbing performances for the series’ two leading roles, Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosef Baciu—both characters played on screen by Romanian actors, Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici.

In addition to Tatum and Gordon-Levitt, the roster of talent dubbing other roles includes Jenny Slate, Chloë Sevigny, Jake Johnson, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Offerman, Kim Basinger, Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Tracey Letts, Bobby Cannavale and Richard Jenkins.

“In a world of global television it was inevitable that the best comedy of the year would come from Romania. Well that day has come. ‘Comrade Detective’ is unbelievably compelling, visually brilliant, and Gregor and Iosef are the heroes we need. Thanks to A24, Channing Tatum, Rhys Thomas, Brian Gatewood, Alex Tanaka, as well as the incredibly creative team behind this wild new series,” said Amazon Studios head of comedy, drama and VR Joe Lewis.

“As passionate fans of cinema and television, we have long heard about this genre defining show and are thrilled to work with Free Association and Amazon to bring it to audiences,” said A24.