Indian Remake of Ray Donovan in the Works


Locomotive Global has licensed the scripted remake rights for the Showtime drama series Ray Donovan from CBS Studios International.

Locomotive will develop a new version of the series to be set in India and feature an Indian cast. The show’s title character is a “fixer” for Hollywood’s elite and the go-to guy for celebrities, athletes and business moguls to make their problems disappear.

Locomotive Global’s co-founder and principal, Sunder Aaron, said: “India is one of the biggest entertainment markets in the world. There is a voracious appetite for high-quality drama series throughout the region. We think Ray Donovan, with its complex and gritty storylines and strong anti-hero central character, is in sync with the themes and genres that are resonating with Indian viewers right now. Our adaptation will bring Ray into the Indian milieu with the protagonist now a ‘fixer’ in Bollywood. We look forward to developing this first-rate series for a whole new fanbase.”

CBS Studios International’s VP of international formats, Roxanne Pompa, said: “India has become an increasingly important market for scripted drama and we are seeing more and more high-quality content coming from the region. Locomotive’s idea to adapt the story and iconic central character of Ray Donovan in the Indian market is both exciting and timely and we look forward to seeing how Indian viewers will respond.”