This is a great parody of a fictitious Soviet Bulgarian propaganda promotional cop and robber Detective TV show. It pretends to be a long-lost, preserved copy, restored for our viewing pleasure. It’s a complete model set in the shadow of “the Wall” in 80’s cold war Eastern Europe.
Imagine, if you will, that Rocky was US propaganda overseen by a shadowy government CIA agency. This is its commie cousin, KGB-style. You can almost imagine the kind of state-run TV they have on TV now, ya know?
It’s an Amazon Studios original, the six-part first season is brilliantly directed by Rhys Thomas. It was created and written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Also, crack performances by Channing Tatum, Florin Piersic, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.