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Legendary Global, Library Pictures to produce Vikramaditya’s Hindi series

It is a Hindi-language dark comedy-drama series

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MUMBAI: Los Angeles-based Legendary Global and Library Pictures will co-finance and produce two seasons of a Hindi-language dark comedy-drama series to be directed by Vikramaditya Motwane (pictured), reports Variety.

The deal is touted as a prelude to Legendary Global’s ongoing expansion plans into local language production around the world.

Motwane – director of films like Udaan, Dev.D, Trapped, and Lootera – will be the executive producer, writer and director of the yet-to-be-named Hindi-language young adult series to be made for the Indian audience.

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero writer Abhay Koranne is the co-creator and co-author of the series along with Motwane, who will extend production services through his production company Andolan. He is represented by Creative Artists Agency.

Motwane, known for his avant-garde approach in film-making, has won accolades for his Udaan, which appeared in ‘Un Certain Regard’ category at Cannes in 2010. He was adjudged the best director at the Screen Awards in India held that year. His other noted films include Lootera and Trapped.  

“This is a story very close to my heart and I am looking forward to collectively creating an incredible experience for local as well as global audiences,” Motwane said in a statement.

A long-time assistant of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Motwane directed the song sequences in Anurag Kashyap's unreleased film Paanch (2003) and choreographed Deepa Mehta's Academy Award-nominated film Water.

While Legendary Global is into developing, producing and financing premium scripted TV series for the international marketplace, Library invests in local-language production slates.

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