The script is based on one of the sixteen books about a detective with an extraordinary mind. The action has been moved to 2023, but the authors promise that viewers will see different eras in the frame. Starring Vladislav Tiron (“Trigger”, “Detective Syndrome”). Her Fandorin, by the way, is only 20 years old.
So, in our time in the northern capital, the young investigator Erast Fandorin begins his career in the detective police department. He dedicates himself to an uninteresting job, until a strange case occurs to him: the owner of an oil pipeline company, a young millionaire, takes his own life in the center of the capital in front of dozens of people and a police robot. . Studying the video, Fandorin comes to the conclusion that it is not a suicide before him. He finds more and more clues, finally following the trail of a dangerous organization and wondering: what is “Azazel”?
The series also stars Mila Ershova, Maxim Matveev, Evgeny Stychkin, Milena Radulovich, Artem Bystrov, Sergey Goroshko, Grigory Vernik, Ekaterina Varnava, Alexander Semchev and others.
Filming took place in Peterhof, in the palaces of St. Petersburg – Yusupov and Marble, as well as in other locations of the northern capital.
A tandem of young authors Sergey and Nikita Popov worked on the script with the participation of Dmitry Ivanov. The director of the series “Fandorin. Azazel” is Nurbek Egen, known for the projects “Major”, “Sherlock in Russia”, “Contact”. Cinematographer: Nikolai Bogachev (“Method 2”, “Food Block”, “Contact”), composer: Ryan Otter (“Method”, “Trigger”, “Major”, “Outpost”). The project was produced by Olga Filipuk, Alexandra Remizova, Dmitry Nelidov and Mikhail Kitaev.
Vladislav Tiron, the lead actor, says that he read books about Fandorin as a child. “It’s important to understand that the script doesn’t always literally follow the literary source,” he clarifies, “my Fandorin is much younger, and at least that’s how it differs from his prototype book. everyone, they are distinguished by their courage … “Tiron characterizes his hero as follows:” Fearless, honest, responsible, persistent and ready to answer for his actions. It is true that he is annoyed by the fact that he thinks differently from the rest. He does he does not always find a common language with people, which is partly manifested in a certain isolation and closeness, lack of faith in himself, with which he has to fight in the series.
The project’s showrunner, Alexandra Remizova, says: In the new series, they decided to “make a hybrid of the ‘Fandorin’ world and modernity, to reflect on what the Russian Empire would be like if there were no revolution and the Soviet Union.” Union.”
The series will also feature a lineup of two characters that weren’t in the book. One of them is Tsar Nicholas III played by Maxim Matveev. Not everyone recognizes it right away. Prime Minister Orlov, played by Yevgeny Stychkin, also appeared.
By the way, in February 2023, the first book in the series about Fandorin “Azazel” will be 25 years old.