Netflix teams up with Phantom Films for first Indian series

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Mumbai | Published: June 6, 2016 5:30:28 PM

Digital streaming service Netflix has announced its first India-set series, based on Vikram Chandra's critically-acclaimed novel "Sacred Games".

NetflixThe Hindi-English series will be produced by Netflix in partnership with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films. (Associated Press)

Digital streaming service Netflix has announced its first India-set series, based on Vikram Chandra’s critically-acclaimed novel “Sacred Games”.

The Hindi-English series will be produced by Netflix in partnership with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films.

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.

“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 thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films,” Chandra said in a statement.

Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films said he is confident the partnership with Netflix will result into something exciting and creatively satisfying.

“We are very happy to start this journey with Netflix by producing Vikram’s outstanding story, set in Mumbai. And we are extremely confident that, together we will create some exciting and ground-breaking television content from hereon,” he said.

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