A political satire and comedy television series, Servant of the People; is a Ukrainian show produced and created by Volodymyr Zelenskyy and also played the lead role in this.
In an unforeseen turn of events, a high school history teacher in his thirties, Goloborodko, is elected the President of Ukraine post a student puts up a video that shows him making a not-so-decent rant against government corruption in his country.
Ironically, Zelenskyy became the President of Ukraine after this show.
Kvartal 95, founded by Zelenskyy himself, has produced the series. With a film adaptation coming out in 2016, the series was on air for three seasons from 2015 to 2019.
What Is It About?
The story revolves around the life of a high school history teacher, Vasily Petrovich Goloborodko.
Goloborodko is absent minded and lives with his parents. One day, while giving a speech or rather ranting about the government and its corruption, he is (unbeknown to him) filmed by one of his students.
The student then proceeded to post this video on YouTube, which made Goloborodko an internet sensation overnight. His students then commence a crowdfunding campaign to register his candidacy in the presidential race in Ukraine, while Goloborodko has no clue of such events taking place.
Eventually, Goloborodko wins the elections and lands in the President’s office as the man himself. Initially confused about his presidential duties and responsibilities; Goloborodko gradually eases into his new role in the society and decides to weed out corruption by the oligarchy from Ukraine’s political system.
The show stars Volodymyr Zelensky as Vasily Petrovych Goloborodko, Stanislav Boklan as Yuriy Ivanovich Chuiko, Yevhen Koshovy as Serhiy Viktorovich Mukhin, Sumska as Mariya Stefanovna Goloborodko, Olha Zhukovtsova-Kyiashko as Oksana Skovoroda, Mukhin’s secretary, George Povolotsky as Tolya, t Security , and Dmitry Surzhikov as Dmitry Vasilyevich Surikov,.
Where To Stream?
All three seasons are available on Netflix.