Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani’s next digital venture Mirzapur, a series said to be loosely based on Narcos, a Netflix production, has been delayed indefinitely owing to differences between the portal and the co-producers. A source said that it is highly unlikely for the web show to start anytime soon. Essentially a gangster epic, the series is set in Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh and was meant to start production in December. The crime based show will be bilingual – in Hindi and English. Excel Entertainment will be recognized on Amazon’s global platform profitably with some degree of branding and promotion.
Amazon Prime is moving fast in the market by lassoing production houses of Sujoy Ghosh, Ali Abbas Zafar, Anushka Sharma, Pritish, Rangita and Ishita Nandy among others for making more original series.