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Netflix announces Indian original series 'Leila'

Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar will direct the dystopian series

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MUMBAI: Leila, a Netflix Original series from India, is now in production and will be available exclusively to Netflix members around the world in 2019. The series is based on the widely popular book by Prayaag Akbar. Deepa Mehta (Earth, Midnight's Children) is the creative executive producer for the show and Urmi Juvekar (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!) is the showrunner.

A dystopian work of fiction set in the near future, Leila is the story of Shalini: a mother in search of her daughter Leila whom she lost one tragic summer. Shalini deals with various hardships in the course of her search, in a story of longing, faith and loss. The series is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar.

Leila will be a 6-episode series available only on Netflix globally in 2019.

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