Netflix kicks off content creation in India

Streaming giant partners with Phantom Films for first original Indian production
The series will be set in Mumbai.
The series will be set in Mumbai.

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Netflix is set to produce an original series based on the best-selling novel Sacred Games by Indian author Vikram Chandra.

Shot on location in India, this Hindi-English series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films, one of India’s leading production houses, and be available to Netflix members globally upon completion.

Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games delves into the city’s intricate web of organised 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.

“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,” Chandra said. “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.”

"We are very happy to start this journey with Netflix by producing Vikram's outstanding story, set in Mumbai,” said Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films. “And we are extremely confident that, together we will create some exciting and ground-breaking Television content from here on."

Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix, added: “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. Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide.”

 

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