SAYS AMAZON SERIES IS CELEBRATION OF '80s THRILLER DIRECTORS SUCH AS BRIAN DE PALMA
Comrade Detective is a six-episode series that premieres on Amazon this Friday (August 4th). The series is a satire that "purports to be a long-lost 1980s Romanian crime drama rescued from obscurity, digitally remastered and dubbed for an American audience," according to Cleveland.com's Mark Dawidziak. "The idea," Dawidziak continues, "is that, in the midst of that decade's Cold War rhetoric, the Romanian government created its own version of an American cop show: a style-heavy, action-packed series that 'not only entertained its citizens but also promoted communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism.'"
Executive producer Rhys Thomas tells Multichannel News' Michael Malone that Comrade Detective celebrates of '80s thriller directors such as Brian De Palma. Meanwhile, the trailer for season two of HBO's Vice Principals hit the web today. Co-creator Danny McBride said last year that "we were channeling a lot of John Hughes and ’80s teen comedy in the first season, and I feel like in the second season we start channeling a lot of Brian De Palma.” Vice Principals season two premieres September 17th.