Netflix has announced a new series based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games by Indian author Vikram Chandra.
Set in Mumbai and shot on location in India, the Hindi-English series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films, one of India’s leading production houses, and will be available to Netflix members globally upon completion.
The series delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance and is described as “an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.”
“Over the last few years, I’ve watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows,” commented Mr. Chandra.
“I’m confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I’ve lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films.”
Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix, said: “We are delighted to partner with creative powerhouse, Phantom Films, to bring Vikram Chandra’s epic novel to life with the best Indian and global film talent available today.
“Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide.”