Netflix has announced a new original series, based on the book, Bard of Blood written by Bilal Siddiqi, in partnership with Red Chillies Entertainment by Shah Rukh Khan. The series will be an eight-episode, multi-lingual political espionage thriller.
Set against the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent, the series will revolve around an expelled spy, Kabir Anand who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and long-lost love. The series will be shot on location and the characters will interact in Hindi, Urdu, English and other languages.
With this series, Netflix has gone a good gamut of series to offer the Indian market. There’s Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Sacred Games which is set to stream in 2018. TheDigitalHash.com has already reported that two more books will be adapted into web series – Selection Day and Again.
Wonder with Amazon Prime increasing its subscription charges, will Netflix be a preferred choice for streamers? Only time will tell.