India’s first Netflix original series ‘Sacred Games’ will be produced by makers of ‘Queen,’ ‘Bombay Velvet’
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India is finally going to get a spot on the coveted Netflix Originals section of the Netflix library.
It has been announced that Netflix has joined hands with Phantom Films (“Queen,” “NH10,” “Bombay Velvet”) to create a series based on Indian author Vikram Chandra’s critically-acclaimed best-selling book, “Sacred Games.”
Set in Mumbai, “Sacred Games” represents the good, the bad and the ugly sides of bhaigiri and Indian politics. It weaves an intriguing cobweb that connects the stories of the privileged and the downtrodden, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.
“Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide,” says Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Original Series at Netflix.
Chandra is also extremely kicked about the adaptation. He says, “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… 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.”
The brainchild of noted Bollywood directors, Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and producer Madhu Mantena, Phanton Films is India’s first production company that can be honestly called a ‘directors’ company.’
In a short period of time, Phantom Films has produced quality films that have made nation-wide, as well as international, impact. Their upcoming movies, “Raman Raghav 2.0” and “Udta Punjab” are also two of the most anticipated films of the year.
The audience is bound to have high expectations from “Sacred Games,” and we hope this Netflix-Phantom Films team-up gives us something really cool, and pave the path for more mainstream, big-budget shows on the digital platform.