Dystopian Russian drama Better Than Us has premiered on global streaming service Netflix.
The first season of the sci-fi thriller, which imagines a world where androids have taken over many of humanity’s mundane daily tasks, follows a dysfunctional family who become the accidental owners of a cutting-edge robot being hunted by terrorists, global tech firms, and police.
The series isn’t the first Russian offering to appear on the platform, which has already snapped up shows including kids’ cartoon series Masha and the Bear and Russian drama Silver Spoon.
However, it will be the first Russian production to appear under the Netflix Originals brand, with the online platform screening the show in 25 languages.
Russian Netflix subscribers, meanwhile, may be disappointed: the US tech giant’s global distribution rights don’t include Russia or China, meaning that Better Than Us won’t actually be available in either country for the time being. Instead, it’ll continue to screen on the country’s Channel 1 and on streaming service Start.