MUMBAI: Streaming giant Netflix has announced three new original series in addition to "Sacred Games". "Sacred Games", being directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap and starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazzudin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, is based on Vikram Chandra s novel of the same name. The first look of the characters was unveiled today.
The three new originals are -- "Leila", "Ghoul" and "Crocodile".
"We are proud to continue to invest in original content in India. These three series, from the scary to the supernatural, represent the tremendous diversity that Indian storytelling holds for a global audience.
"We are thrilled to work with some of the world's most talented writers and producers to bring these stories to life for India and the world," said Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series, at Netflix.
"Leila" has been written by Urmi Juvekar, who will also serve as the executive producer on the series. It is based on the book by Prayaag Akbar and will tell the story of Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 years earlier. Set in the near future, this inventive, boundary-breaking story centres around longing, faith and loss.
"Ghoul" is a horror series based on Arabic folklore. It is set around a covert detention centre, and will star Apte and Manav in key roles. It has been written by Patrick Graham, who will also perform the directing duties.
"Crocodile" has been written by Binky Mendez and is a young adult murder mystery thriller series set in the seaside state of Goa. When her best friend goes missing, Mira sets out on her own investigation, uncovering secrets among her friends, romantic relationships and community.