Eros International has acquired the rights to adapt best-selling Indian author Ashwin Sanghi’s anthropological thriller The Krishna Key into original series for their digital over-the-top (OTT) platform, Eros Now.
The series is in initial stages of development with talent to be finalised soon. The plan is to release the series in 2019. It will also adapt it into a theatrical film.
The thriller is set across timelines merging the mythological with the contemporary and was released in 2012. The book follows a history professor who must prove his innocence against a murder charge.
Krishna Key is the third novel by Ashwin Sanghi, and tries to unfold the secrets of the Mahabharata and establish Krishna as a historical character rather than a mythical character.
Ridhima Lulla, Chief Content Officer, Eros International said in a media interaction that the company is working otwards presenting more enhanced content to Eros Now, which will also include lauching more Eros originals. The company is keen on adding content with Indian mythological themes which remain hugely popular.
TheDigitalHash.com had earlier reported the platform ambitious plans of releasing 6 originals in 2018. Eros International’s film studio Trinity Pictures will be producing these originals for the OTT platform.
The titles include Flesh with Siddharth Anand, Flip with Bejoy Nambiar, Kurukshetra with Prakash Kovalamadhi, Hacked with Abbas Tyrewala and mythological series Dashavatar with Nikhil Sinha and Krish Jagarmalmudi’s Ponniyin Selvan which will be an adaptation of a historical novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy.