Legendary Global and Library Pictures International have partnered to co-finance and produce two seasons of a yet-to-be-titled Hindi-language series from Vikram Motwane.
Motwane will executive produce, write and direct the young adult series and will provide production services through his production company Andolan. Abhay Koranne, who co-created the series with Motwane, will also serve as a writer on the project.
Motwane’s previous projects include Sacred Games, Netflix’s first Indian original series. He also partnered with Blumhouse to produce GHOUL, a three-part horror series that premiered globally on Netflix in August 2018 as their second Indian original.
Motwane said: “I am honored and delighted to collaborate with Legendary Global and Library Pictures on this series and working with such visionaries as Chris Albrecht and Anne Thomopoulos who have inspired me through all of the groundbreaking shows they have commissioned. This is a story very close to my heart and I am looking forward to collectively creating an incredible experience for local as well as global audiences.”
Chris Albrecht of Legendary Global said: “Nearly a half a billion people in the world speak Hindi, presenting an urgent and exciting opportunity to deliver local-language content that is both compelling and high caliber. That opportunity is central to Legendary Global’s mission, and we could not be more thrilled to do so in partnership with Vikram. His extraordinary reputation as a storyteller and filmmaker plus the astonishing voice of the central character in this piece compelled us to take the unprecedented step of committing to fund two complete seasons of production.”
David Taghioff, head of Library, added: “Vikram is a gifted storyteller whose talent and professionalism have led the wave of world-class episodic content coming out of India in recent years. As India’s market for local-language content continues to grow exponentially and transcend borders, we couldn’t be happier to partner with Vikram and Legendary Global to bring this truly incredible story to a global audience.”