It seems that Netflix is all the rage around the globe nowadays. While recently it was announced that the renowned online-streaming platform is looking to produce original content in the Subcontinent, the King Khan of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan himself, has decided to try his hand with the company now!
Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment has collaborated with Netflix to make an original series based on the book Bard of Blood, penned by Indian author, Bilal Siddiqi.
The book covers the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand, who is recalled from his new life as a professor to save his country and his long-lost love.
Produced by Shah Rukh Khan, Bard of Blood will be made into an eight-episode high-octane political espionage thriller series. It will be available for 109 million members around the world. The series will be available in Hindi, Urdu, English, and other languages.
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“We have always tried to create world-class content and entertainment from India,” Shah Rukh Khan said about collaborating with the company. “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”.
The series will go on floors soon and will be available for streaming on Netflix worldwide in 2018.