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Netflix Sets Three Originals from India


Netflix has three new original productions out of India, including Ghoul, a horror series based on Arabic folklore.

Ghoul is set in a covert detention center, where Nida, a newly minted interrogator who turned in her own father as an anti-government activist, discovers that some of the terrorists held there are not of this world. The series, which features a supernatural twist, is written and directed by Patrick Graham and stars Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul.

From writer and executive producer Urmi Juvekar, Leila tells the story of Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 years earlier. The series, set in the near future, is based on a book by Prayaag Akbar.

Crocodile, written by Binky Mendez, is a young-adult murder-mystery thriller series set in the seaside state of Goa. When her best friend goes missing, Mira sets out on her own investigation, uncovering secrets among her friends, romantic relationships and community.

“We are proud to continue to invest in original content in India,” said Erik Barmack, VP of international original series at Netflix. “These three series, from the scary to the supernatural, represent the tremendous diversity that Indian storytelling holds for a global audience. We are thrilled to work with some of the world’s most talented writers and producers to bring these stories to life for India and the world.”

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