Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan is set to take on the lead role for Netflix’s first ever Indian original series ‘Sacred Games’.
Saif Ali Khan – lead actor for Sacred Games, a Netflix Original. Let that soak in. pic.twitter.com/ALNeBqfoFf
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The Indian show, called Sacred Games, will be launching later in 2017, and Netflix have also confirmed that it will be based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel of the same name.
Netflix have not yet revealed much of the Mumbai-based series’ story, but the description states the drama “delves into the city’s intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance”.
Chandra is excited about the production, saying: “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”
The series is set to become a big hit for Netflix, and will also be available to watch in English or Hindi.
It follows Netflix’s launch in India back in 2016. While the streaming service features many Bollywood movies, it appears that Netflix is keen to provide more Indian based content.
The streaming service is also set to release its first Indian comedy special, premiering on 18th July 2017.
Written by Amy Lehal