Netflix Deal for A Suitable Boy


Lookout Point has teamed up with Netflix on its adaptation of Vikram Seth’s best-selling novel A Suitable Boy, which will be airing later this month on BBC One.

Netflix will be the exclusive home of A Suitable Boy for all global territories outside of Canada, the U.S. and China. In the U.K. and Ireland, A Suitable Boy will be available on Netflix 12 months after its release on BBC One.

The six-part drama, shot entirely on location in India, was adapted by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, War & Peace, Les Misérables) and directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake, Queen of Katwe).

Damian Keogh, managing director of Lookout Point, said: “We’re hugely excited to be partnering with Netflix to bring A Suitable Boy to international audiences, hot on the heels of its U.K. debut on BBC One. This epic tale speaks of human truths of life, love and family amid a country in rapid transition—themes and experiences as relevant today as when they were written.”

Caroline Stone, director of independent drama at BBC Studios, said: “The demand for quality British drama is higher than ever globally so we are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix on this wonderful series to bring audiences around the world Vikram Seth’s literary classic reimagined with such color and vigor. The talent on- and off-screen for A Suitable Boy are exceptional and have helped to make this a series of which we are very proud.”