Netflix Inc, the leading streaming media giant in the world, is trying its best to expand its footprint in the Indian market. Taking one more leap towards achieving its goal, it has announced a new multilingual original series, based on the book, Bard of Blood, in partnership with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.
Authored by Bilal Siddiqi, Bard of Blood will be adapted into an eight-episode web-series. It will be an edge-of-the-seat political espionage thriller.
Set against the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent, the multilingual series will boast of highly stylized action sequences. All the characters in the series will interact in Hindi, Urdu, English and other languages.
Mr Shah Rukh Khan said, “We have always tried to create world-class content and entertainment from India. 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”.
Venky Mysore, CEO of Red Chillies said, “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.