By RAHUL RAUT
Last year, Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment inked a long-term deal with Netflix giving them exclusive access to SRK’s past as well as forthcoming films. And now SRK’s production house and the streaming giant have joined hands to produce an original series.
Red Chillies Entertainment and Netflix India announced their first original series, “Bard of Blood” at an event in Hyderabad today. The political espionage series is based on the book of the same name written by the young Indian author, Bilal Siddiqi. The eight-episode series which has been planned to be made in Hindi, English, Urdu and other languages, is said to have never-seen-before high octane actions.
Set against the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent, the multilingual series will tell the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and a long-lost love. It’s said to be a suspense thriller that takes you on a thrilling journey from the power corridors of RAW to the war-torn terrain of Balochistan.
“We have always tried to create world-class content and entertainment from India,” Shah Rukh Khan said in a statement. “Netflix has shown that Indian stories have a global audience and we would love to use this platform and its reach to tell more stories.”
Talking about the collaboration further, Venky Mysore, CEO of Red Chillies added, “We are delighted to extend our partnership to the Netflix Original series. Gaurav Verma and our team at Red Chillies have put it together and we can’t wait to bring this thrilling nail-biter to screens around the world.”
“We believe in the global vision of Red Chillies to create groundbreaking content out of India. It’s exciting to deepen our relationship with Red Chillies and expand our slate of originals in India. We are thrilled to work with a brilliant, young writer like Bilal Siddiqi and take his gripping, inventive storytelling to Netflix members worldwide,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix Founder and CEO.
PS:- With this announcement, it’s being speculated that SRK might also star in the series. However, a source from Red Chillies Entertainment confirmed to us that SRK will not be a part of it as an actor. Stay tuned Asian Style Magazine for further information.