Channing Tatum readies his fists for the new Comrade Detective trailer

Whoa! Okay, um, this trailer was ... not what I was expecting at all! Seriously, I think that Amazon and A24 might be spying on me, because this show looks to be tapping into far too many of my comedic sensibilities for the studio to have not done "market research" on me. In COMRADE DETECTIVE, which debuts later this summer, Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici will step into the program's lead roles. However, there's a catch. In what I can only descirbe as pure-f*cking-genius, Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will provide dubbed voiceovers for the aforementioned characters. Oh, and Nick Offerman will be doing the same. Like I'd said, pure f*cking genius.

Click the player below to enjoy the new trailer for this outrageous-looking spectacle:

Doesn't that look ridiculously fun? But wait, there's more! I'm going to up the ante of this new TV series with a list of other actors that are bound to lend their talents to this show. Are you ready for this? Okay, here goes: Jenny Slate, Chloe Sevigny, Jake Johnson, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, Kim Basinger, Mahershala Ali, Tracy Letts, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton Duplass, Jerrod Carmichael, Bo Burnham, and John Early. A-yup! Not too shabby if you ask me!

Here's the skinny on COMRADE DETECTIVE, folks:

In the thick of 1980’s 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 — the greatest enemy: capitalism. Though the beloved show was sadly forgotten about after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has been rediscovered and digitally remastered now with its main heroes voiced by Tatum and Gordon-Levitt. Comrade Detective is a true portal into a time and place and a powerful reminder of what art can be—and it is now ready to be seen by the modern world on a larger scale than ever before. 

COMRADE DETECTIVE was created by Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka, and will feature Rhys Thomas as its director. Additionally, Tatum will serve as an executive producer on the project. I think this show looks amazing, and can't wait to check it out when COMRADE DETECTIVE premieres on Amazon Prime Video in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand on August 4, 2017.

Let us know what you think of this trailer in the comments section below! 

Extra Tidbit: I used to bag on Channing Tatum, for various reasons. Now, I really dig this dude, and even get excited whenever I see him attached to a project. My whole opinion of the man changed the day I saw Tatum delightfully dance his ass off in HAIL, CAESAR!
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