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Метод (Method)

(Russian: Metod, Метод) is an upcoming Russian television series which is a official semi-remake of Dexter. Set to air on Channel 1, the series is made by "Sreda" production company which have already made official remake of the British show "Life on Mars" - "The Dark Side of the Moon". Russian actor Konstantin Khabenskiy (mostly known among foreign audience for his roles in movies "Wanted", "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "World War Z", "The Night Watch" and "The Day Watch") will portray Russian version of Dexter Morgan named Rodion Meglin. [1]


Series were announced on 15th of March 2014, among upcoming shows which are now made by production company "Sreda" which also include official remakes of popular British TV series "Luther" (Russian remake will be called "Klim") and "Misfits", as well as the second season of "The Dark Side of the Moon".


Filming is scheduled to start in the city of Nizhniy Novgorod and will last from July to December of 2014, so that series could be released in the April of 2015.[2]

All of the 16 episodes of Season 1 will be directed by a single director, Yuri Bykov. Leading producers of the series are Konstantin Ernst and Aleksandr Tsekalo.


The plot will focus on Rodion Meglin, investigator in charge of murders apparently made by serial killers. Unknowingly to others he's also a serial killer himself, who was specially picked up by government officials to catch other serial killers. Because of immense work which psychologists and policemen did with him while he was a child, he can easily hide his true nature and uses it to control some of the less dangerous criminally insane people out of killing and kill those who are more threateining to society.

When an intern named Esenya who worships Rodion's work is able to work with him, she initially starts to suspect that he's a serial killer himself...[3]





Differences Between the Original and RemakeEdit

It is often noted that the first remake by "Sreda" - "The Dark Side of the Moon" was more or less original series based only loosely on "Life on Mars" (and still licensed). It's obvious that so will be "Method", but main differences are that Meglin is a full-time investigator (an analogue of detective) and he not only kills serial killers, but also tries to control some of the less dangerous criminally insane people so that they can stay out of killing.


  • Name "Rodion" was chosen in the same ironic way as name "Dexter" was chosen originally. While Dexter in Latin means "right" (which is ironic because for many his ways are very wrong), name Rodion is beleived to be a form of "Irodion" which is a greek name which means "hero" (ironic, again, becuase Rodion Meglin is anti-hero). It should also be noted that one of the most famous fictional killers in Russian literature is named Rosion - Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, villain protagonist of "Crime and Punishment" by Feodor Dostoyevsky.
  • Rodion's surname, Meglin is very similar to Morgan and both surnames share the same number of letters - 6. Same number of letters is shared by both first names - Dexter and Rodion.
  • Director of Season 1, Yuri Bykov is also a character actor, who portrayed a serial killer in a Russian slasher movie S.S.D., which was heavily inspired by Soviet and Russian urban folklore and, as well, Friday the 13th movie series. It is entirely possible that he will portray one of the serial killers in the show, as well.
  • Russian mystery/crime series writers have a certain penchant to call their series "Method": there are already a series called "Lavrova's Method" and "The Freud Method". The last one were heavily inspired by British series "Sherlock" with opening sequence repeated nearly exactly.
  • On-set video from filming site02:40

    On-set video from filming site.

    On-set video from filming site.

    There was an April Fools Day joke among Russian Facebook users for some time ago that "Dexter" will be reamde as "Degtyaryov: The Russian Justice" (a play on a broadcast name of the series in Russia which is translated as "Dexter's Justice")[4]. The most ironic moment is that Konstantin Ernst who was featured in the joke as a producer now really produces the remake.
  • It was stated in the press-release that most of the serial killers in the series will be based loosely on real examples such as Andrei Chikatilo. Trailer also suggests that one of the featured serial killers will be based on another prominent Soviet serial killer, Anatoliy Slivko.
  • Съёмки фильма Метод с Константином Хабенским03:27

    Съёмки фильма Метод с Константином Хабенским

    "Method" - News Report on Filming in Nizhniy Novgorod

    One of the filming days scared the citizens of Nizhniy Novgorod -  a scene filmed was of a car crash which allowed to escape a few transported convicts. The thing is that a year ago the city experienced similar incident during which four convicts got loose. [5]

Trailers and VideosEdit

Method - Official Trailer02:32

Method - Official Trailer

Method - Trailer

A trailer is also available externally.


External LinksEdit

Series Page on Kino-Teatr.Ru website



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