'Container' is Apple TV+'s first first Russian-language show

Tim Cook on stage presenting Apple TV+
Tim Cook on stage presenting Apple TV+ (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ reportedly has its first Russian-language TV show all signed up.
  • Container will star The Bourne Supremacy's Oksana Akinshina.
  • The show will come to Apple TV+ in spring 2022.

Streaming service Apple TV+ has reportedly ordered its first Russian-language original series, with Container set to star The Bourne Supremacy's Oksana Akinshina.

According to a Variety report, the show already aired in its native Russia this past September, but it will be available to stream on Apple TV+ in spring 2022. Russian screen stars Filipp Yankovskiy (The Three Musketeers), Marusya Fomina (Gold Diggers) and Artem Bystrov (Earthquake) are also involved.

The report says that the show will be an "unflinching" thriller.

Described as "bold" and "unflinching," the series sees Akinshina play Sasha, a surrogate mother hiding a dangerous secret who reluctantly finds herself ensconced in the luxurious home of the rich family whose baby she is gestating. As Sasha navigates the privilege and politics of the super-rich, both her secrets and theirs threaten to collide.

More Russian-language content is on the way, of course. Apple TV+ has already signed a deal with Alexander Rodnyansky's production company AR Content that will see the outfit "deliver a slate of Russian-language and multi-language shows to Apple."

Priced at just $4.99 per month, Apple TV+ is some of the best value in home content streaming right now with new movies, TV shows, and documentaries arriving all the time. Hits like Ted Lasso and The Morning Show are just the tip of the iceberg, too.

If you want to enjoy Container in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam

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