Amazon's Comrade Detective: Season 1 — Official Trailer


added: Thu, Jul 27th '17

"I always bet on RED."

Here's the trailer for Amazon's ridiculously insane cop spoof "Comrade Detective," which is being presented as an obscure Romanian television series that aired in the '80s, but has now been digitally remastered and dubbed into English for the first time ever with an entirely new comedic premise. Think "Mystery Science Theater" meets "Naked Gun" meets the Cold War.

Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and comedian Nick Offerman lend their voices to the main cop characters (which are played by real Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr., Corneliu Ulici, and Adrian Paduraru).

The six-episode spoof was created by the comedy writing team of Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka (The Sitter, TV's Animal Practice). Tatum is also on board as an executive producer.

"Comrade Detective" will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video starting Friday, August 4th.

In the thick of 1980's Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country's most popular and longest-running series, Comrade Detective, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel (played by Florin Piersic Jr.) and Iosef Baciu (played by Corneliu Ulici) investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionesco and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by -- what else -- but the greatest enemy: Capitalism.

Though the beloved show was sadly forgotten about after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has been rediscovered and digitally remastered now with its main heroes voiced by Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Comrade Detective is a true portal into a time and place and a powerful reminder of what art can be -- and it is now ready to be seen by the modern world on a larger scale than ever before.


starring   Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Nick Offerman

release date   August 4, 2017 (on Amazon)

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