Amanda Knox, the American writer and activist who was wrongly accused and later convicted of murder charges in Italy, inspired Netflix to make her documentary on her struggle. The thrilling real life story has now inspired someone in India. Young director Krishna Bhatt took inspiration from Amanda’s story to make his upcoming courtroom drama web series The Untouchables, a 10 part web series set to stream on Viu. TheDigitalHash.com has also reported that the series will also launch on Vikram Bhatt’s OTT platform, VBontheWeb.
In the upcoming web series, actress Sreejita De will be playing a medical student who is also an escort and gets embroiled in a murder trap of her wealthy client. The series will mark Vikram’s digital debut as an actor. Vikram acts in this series as Aakash Awasthi, a lawyer who helps Sreejita with the case. The Netflix original, which released on 30 September 2016, showcased Amanda’s struggle spending four years in the Italian jail for the crime of murdering fellow roommate British citizen Meredith Kercher.
You can watch the trailer of Netflix documentary Amanda Knox here:
The Untouchables will be the first Indian courtroom drama to hit the streaming screens. Apart from that, Vikram is also gearing up his Viu web series, Unafraid which he will direct. TheDigitalHash.com has already reported that the series witnessed a major rejig some time ago, wherein the entire cast of the series was dropped after shooting a few days.
Previously, Vikram Bhatt had roped in Sujit Mondal to direct the project. We have also reported exclusively that the web series will be launched when there are nearly 100 episodes are shot for. Overall, the series will have approximately 500 episodes.