Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Channing Tatum In Comrade Detective

Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

by James White |
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum are already working together developing musical comedy movie Wingman. But another collaboration will be hitting screens – TV screens, at least – before it. They're dubbing the main characters in cop spoof Comrade Detective.

Tatum is one of the driving forces behind the series, acting as executive producer alongside creators Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka, and director Rhys Thomas.

They'll be aiming to convince the world that the live-action series is a lost gem of Romanian state TV unearthed and given fresh life in the States. Here's the basic synopsis for your reading needs: "In the thick of 1980s Cold War hysteria, the Romanian government created the country’s most popular and longest-running series, Comrade Detective, a sleek and gritty police show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosef Baciu investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionesco and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by — what else — but the greatest enemy: Capitalism."

Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici are playing the lead roles, with Gordon-Levitt and Tatum dubbing their voices into English. The voice cast also includes the likes of Kim Basinger, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Offerman, Jake Johnson, Richard Jenkins, Mahershala Ali and Katie Aselton.

And in case you're worried that this sounds like one of those fun shows that never makes it across the pond, there's good news: it's an Amazon show and will launch both here and in the States on 4 August.

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