Netflix, Shah Rukh Khan partner for spy thriller 'Bard of Blood'

ANI | Updated: Nov 18, 2017 15:13 IST

Los Angeles (California) [U.S.A], November 18 (ANI): Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and online streaming platform Netflix have partnered to bring an espionage thriller 'Bard of Blood' to over 100 million users of the platform.

The series is based on the book of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi and revolves around an expelled spy Kabir Anand who is called back into action "to save his country and long-lost love."

The eight-episode series, which will be streamed worldwide, will feature dialogues in Hindi, Urdu, English and other languages, the Hollywood Reporter stated.

The drama will be produced by Khan's banner Red Chillies Entertainment.

Netflix had signed a film output deal with Khan's banner Red Chillies Entertainment in February this year and this series will be part of the original content produced under this deal.

"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," said Khan.

"We believe in the global vision of Red Chillies to create groundbreaking content out of India," said Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings.

"It's exciting to deepen our relationship with Red Chillies and expand our slate of originals in India", he added.

Currently, the Indian series Sacred Games, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane is under production. (ANI)