Red Chillies Entertainment and Netflix are coming together for collaboration over political espionage series ‘Bard of Blood’.
By BollywoodMDB Team - November 18, 2017
Looks like Indian makers and foreign investors, both are interested in showcasing Indian stories via digital platforms. After Saif Ali Khan, now SRK has joined hands with the streaming service giant, Netflix. Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment, who signed a year deal with Netflix in 2016, announced yesterday that they are teaming up for a series based on a book, ‘Bard of Blood’ penned by a young Indian author, Bilal Siddiqi. Set against the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent, the multilingual series will tell the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and the long-lost love.
In a statement released, Shah Rukh Khan has 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”
Reed Hastings, Netflix Founder, and CEO said, “We believe in the global vision of Red Chillies to create groundbreaking content out of India. It’s exciting to deepen our relationship with Red Chillies and expand our slate of originals in India.” “We are thrilled to work with a brilliant, young writer like Bilal Siddiqi and take his gripping, inventive storytelling to Netflix members worldwide” he further added.
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