What’s up Netflix-ers? We have some good news for you! Netflix Inc. and Red Chillies Entertainment have announced a new multilingual Netflix original series based on Indian author Bilal Siddiqi’s book, The Bard of Blood. The book will be brought to life on screen, as an eight-episode political espionage series!
Set against the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent, the multilingual series will tell the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and long-lost love. A combination of combat skills, intellectual background, and personal circumstances propel Kabir to avenge the past and face his deadliest enemies in a race against time. The series will involve intricate, highly stylised action sequences never before seen on screen in India.
“We have always tried to create world-class content and entertainment from India. 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” SRK said in an interview.
There couldn’t have been a bigger moment in my life. My first book - #TheBardOfBlood - is going to be a @netflix Original series soon. This would not have been possible without Mr @_gauravverma. Yes, that is the founder & CEO of Netflix - Mr Reed Hastings. And then of course, there’s the man who has inspired millions like me - @iamsrk sir! #ShahRukhKhan @netflix_in
Reed Hastings, Netflix Founder and CEO said in the same interview “We believe in the global vision of Red Chillies to create groundbreaking content out of India. It’s exciting to deepen our relationship with Red Chillies and expand our slate of originals in India. We are thrilled to work with a brilliant, young writer like Bilal Siddiqi and take his gripping, inventive storytelling to Netflix members worldwide.”
This is a big move for Shahrukh's very own production house, having stepped into the realm of web series. And with Netflix being on-board, SRK sure is taking Red Chillies to newer heights. There really is no stopping him, is there?
Whilst we can't wait to what this one turns out to be, you should definitely read the book ahead of the show hitting Netflix, on a laptop near you soon.