Ghoul, Netflix’s first original horror series from India, is set to roll out on the platform globally on August 24.
The three-parter hails from Phantom Films—the outfit behind Netflix’s first Indian original drama, Sacred Games, which premiered last week—together with Ivanhoe and Blumhouse. “Ghoul is a thrilling horror series, both frightening and insightful,” said Simran Sethi, director of international originals at Netflix. “Its high production value, a chilling performance from Radhika Apte, and quality writing are sure to scare Indian and global audiences alike.”
Vikramaditya Motwane at Phantom Films noted, “Ghoul is a first in class, edge-of-your-seat horror series that we are incredibly proud of. This is our second collaboration with Netflix (after Sacred Games) and yet another strong example of commitment towards high-quality content. We are extremely proud of Ghouland cannot wait for audiences around the world to experience an elevated horror narrative from India.”
Jason Blum commented, “This is Blumhouse’s first foray into the horror genre in India and we’re excited to share this project with horror enthusiasts around the world.”
Kilian Kerwin at Ivanhoe Pictures added, “Ghoul has been a collaborative effort to tell a story that is rooted in India, in a manner that will appeal to audiences around the world. Our goal is to create incredible entertainment that speaks to audiences from diverse cultures, and we’re very proud of this series, which is sure to be a must-watch in the horror genre globally.”
In other Netflix news, the platform has given the go-ahead to two new anime series Ultraman and Kengan Ashura, for 2019, and renewed Aggretsuko for a second season.