Posted Mon Jun 6, 2016 at 05:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The upcoming show will be based on the Indian author Vikram Chandra's novel.
Netflix has announced its latest original series. The new Hindi-English show will be based on the novel 'Sacred Games' and is set to shoot in India.
"Over the last few years, I've watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows," commented Mr. Chandra. "I'm confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I've lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix. I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films."
Set in Mumbai, 'Sacred Games' delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.
The show is being produced in partnership by Netflix and Phantom Films. An exact release date has not been announced, but the show is set to premiere globally through Netflix when it launches.
"We are delighted to partner with creative powerhouse, Phantom Films, to bring Vikram Chandra's epic novel to life with the best Indian and global film talent available today," said Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix. "Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide."
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' on June 10, season four of 'Orange is the New Black' on June 17, 'Marco Polo' season two on July 1, the documentary 'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru' on July 15, season three of 'BoJack Horseman' on July 22, 'The Little Prince' on August 5, 'Project Mc2' season two on August 12, and 'The Crown' on November 4. Likewise, the streaming platform is also prepping a new sci-fi series called 'Travelers' from writer Brad Wight.
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