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Netflix in partnership with Phantom Films announces original Indian series

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MUMBAI: Netflix in partnership with Phantom Films has announced the launch of a new original series based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games by Indian author Vikram Chandra.

The series will be available to Netflix members globally upon completion.

Set in Mumbai, the film delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the blood thirsty. .

“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,” comments 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.”

"We are very happy to start this journey with Netflix by producing Vikram's outstanding story, set in Mumbai ” says Phantom Films Madhu Mantena. “And we are extremely confident that, together we will create some exciting and groundbreaking Television content from hereon."

“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,” adds Netflix VP of international original series Erik Barmack. “Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide.”

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