Bilal Siddiqi’s The Bard of Blood is being adapted into an eight-part spy thriller by Netflix and Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.
Set for global rollout on Netflix, the multilingual series will tell the story of an expelled spy turned Shakespeare professor who is summoned back into action to save his country and long-lost love. “We have always tried to create world-class content and entertainment from India,” said Khan. “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.”
“We believe in the global vision of Red Chillies to create groundbreaking content out of India,” said Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix. “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.”