The Optimists (Optimisty, Оптимисты) is a Russian spy drama series that brings a 1960’s “Mad Men” aesthetic to the Nikita Khrushchev-era, set during peak Cold War.
The Information and Analytical Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, created by Ruta Karlovna Blomane, is assigned a new chief. Grigory Biryukov previously worked at the International Department of the Central Committee of the CPSU, and his arrival raises questions among the young employees.
The Optimists Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 27 April 2017.
- Running Time: 73 minutes.
- Rating: TV-13.
- Country: Russia.
- Language: English (subtitles) and Russian.