Telugu Remake for Dead Pixels


Expanding its scripted format activity in India, BBC Studios has sealed a deal for a Telugu adaptation of the comedy Dead Pixels for Disney+ Hotstar.

The six-part adaptation will be produced by BBC Studios India and Tamada Media, with animation by Keyframe Studios. Aditya Mandala directs from a script penned by Akshay Poolla, with a cast that includes Niharika Konidela, Harsha Chemudu, Sai Ronak, Akshay Lagusani and Bhavana Sagi.

The series follows three young friends whose lives revolve around an online video game. The Indian version will be set in the city of Hyderabad.

Sameer Gogate, general manager of BBC Studios Production India, noted, “We are excited to partner with Disney+ Hotstar on this young modern comedy. This immersive British format provides an insight into the lives of new age introverts and depicts their relationships and social interactions. We’re also delighted to be working with Tamada Media to produce this series and fulfill the increasing appetite for premium content for our local audience.”

Saideep Reddy Borra and Rahul Tamada, the producers and co-founders of Tamada Media, added, “We are pleased to partner with BBC Studios India and Disney+ Hotstar to bring an intriguing story, a modern comedy, to our local audience. This adaptation was a fun project to work on and can’t wait to share it with everyone now.”

Dead Pixels was created and written by Jon Brown and directed by Al Campbell for Channel 4’s E4 in the U.K., with distribution handled by BBC Studios.