Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s political sitcom is on Netflix

Before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Became the public face and voice of a Russian-invaded country, he was a comedian and actor. Among the projects in which he starred was a series called servant of the people, a political satire where he actually played the president of Ukraine. The first season of the 23-episode series is now available on Netflix.

In the series, Zelensky’s character, Vasily Petrovich,

Is a regular high school history teacher until a viral video of him ranting? About the government leads him to the presidency. Zelensky himself was then on his meteoric rise in politics and was elected president in 2019. The same year the series ended. Servant of the People”The first season debuted in 2015. The show ran for three seasons and was a universal success and acclaim. While the show was certainly popular in its day, it has become even more popular around the world as Zelensky. Became a leading public figure in Ukraine’s resistance to the Russian invasion.

Because the premise of the show mirrored real life so closely,

Gifs and clips from it quickly began to appear on the network. Social media users have shared moments from the show that they find particularly funny, ironic. Or even just related to the invasion. Despite the proliferation of memes and references, the show itself was not widely available in most countries until recently, especially in the US. Now that Netflix has the rights, servant of the peoplee is available to all US subscribers.

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