Netflix Brings Back Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Comedy ‘Servant of the People’

Netflix is ​​bringing back Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s satirical political comedy series “Servant of the People.”

“You asked and he’s back!” ‘Servant of the People’ is available again on Netflix in the United States,” the streaming company said on Twitter on Wednesday.

The series, which ran from 2015 to 2019, stars Zelenskyy as a teacher who unexpectedly becomes president of Ukraine after a video of him complaining about corruption goes viral.

Zelenskyy, 44, is a former actor and comedian who turned to entertainment after earning a law degree from Kyiv Economic University. He was elected President of Ukraine in 2019 in a massive landslide.

Interest in the show began to grow after Russia invaded Ukraine last month and Zelenskyy took to social media, standing defiantly on the streets of Kyiv with MPs calling on citizens to to fight. The series had been pulled from Netflix in the United States but was available on YouTube.

Among his roles, Zelenskyy provided the voice of “Paddington Bear” in Ukrainian versions of this film series and won “Dancing With the Stars” in Ukraine. He created, produced and starred in “Servant of the People” which ran for three seasons. Before the series ended, he formed a political party of the same name and announced his candidacy for president on December 31, 2018.

Javier E. Swan