Top: Romanian actors Corneliu Ulici (L), Olivia Nita and Florin Piersic Jr played the characters from Comrade Detective.
Bottom: American actors who provided English dub.
VICE interview with Channing Tatum
VICE: I’ll be honest: It took me a couple episodes to be convinced that this entire thing was made from scratch and wasn’t actually a digitally re-mastered pre-existing show. It’s that authentic-looking.
Tatum: Look, I’m a shitty salesman, so I’ll just go ahead and say this: I really like the pre-dubbed Romanian version of this thing. I hope Amazon makes it possible for you to watch the dubbed version and the Romanian version, because these actors are incredible. The actor who plays the character I voice, Florin Piersic, is so good, man. For all these Romanian actors to know that they were going to be dubbed and still care enough to “get it,” and to crush this tone that’s really tough to get—they’re self-aware, a little kitschy yet still emotionally connected to it.