Last Update 15:56
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Netflix to make first Indian series

AFP , Tuesday 7 Jun 2016
bollywood
Indian Bollywood veteran actor Dharmendra as guest poses with star cast members - Shakti Kapoor, Madalsa Sharma, Avtar Gill and Jimmy Shergil during the first look of upcoming Hindi film 'Dil Sala Sanki' in Mumbai on June 6, 2016. (Photo: AFP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1521
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1521

Netflix announced on Monday that it will produce its first original Indian series as it expands its global reach.

The US online streaming company, responsible for hit political thriller "House of Cards", said it would adapt Indian author Vikram Chandra's best-selling novel "Sacred Games" into an online series.

"I am confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I've lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix," Chandra said in the statement.

The series will be set in Mumbai and will "delve into the financial capital's intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India's economic renaissance" the statement added.

Netflix gave no details about when shooting will start or when the series, which will be produced in English and Hindi, will be available to subscribers of the streaming site.

Netflix launched in 2007 as a mail-order DVD service but is now producing award-winning original content alongside its offering of older shows and movies.

In January it entered the Indian market, expanding its international footprint to 190 countries.

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

 
Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.