Netflix announces first original series in India based on novel Sacred Games


Netflix India has announced a new original series based on the best-selling novel Sacred Games by Indian author Vikram Chandra. The series which has been shot on location in India whill be in Hindi and English.

It is being produced in partnership with Phantom Films and will be available to Netflix members globally upon completion. Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. Netflix had entered India in early January this year.

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.

Vikram Chandra said,

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. 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.

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