Streaming platforms have played with the horror genre for a long time and it has won then a great and captive audience. While Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime already have their horror series, a homegrown – Indian – streaming platform is now looking at creating a web series about urban legends. According to buzz, the streaming channel is the digital arm of one of the biggest television channels in India that’s seen a great uptick in recent times.
What’s an urban legend? Well, it’s basically those rumours that you hear about some place being haunted or some thing being the devil’s own. There aren’t many web series or even films about urban legends in Bollywood – but Hollywood has a proper film franchise by the name of Urban Legend. 101India made a series of short films about haunted places in India, which comes closest to the world of urban legends.
It will be interesting to see how this series comes up. International urban legends are well known. Horror series in India have tackled this subject but this will be the first time that an Indian web series will be urban legends exclusive.