The most promising future for production houses is streaming services like Netflix and Shah Rukh Khan Red Chillie Entertainment has understood it now. The web series space which was once dominated by the likes of TVF and AIB at one point of time now has bigger players like Phantom and Excel Entertainment in the race as well. Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment will make a political drama in association with Netflix which will cater to the huge Indian customer base it has.
Shah Rukh Khan will not star in the web series for Netflix.
Although Shah Rukh Khan won’t star in the web series for Netflix he has confirmed that he will be involved with the all the important production decisions. Red Chillies Entertainment owned by him will produce the show exclusively for Netflix. The show will be called Bard of Blood and will be a political thriller based on the works of author Bilal Siddiqi. Shah Rukh Khan Bard of Blood will revolve around the life of a spy who now is a Shakespeare Professor in a hill station but must return to the ways of his past life to save his loved ones. The Netflix series will have a total of eight episodes and will be a multilingual adaptation. Urdu, Hindi and English will be the three languages that the series will consist of. Expect the Shahrukh Khan show to feature jam pack action sequences and a highly intellectual storyline.
Shah Rukh Khan joined the likes of Farhan Akhtar who already have web series for web portals like Netflix.
Netflix and Amazon Prime have entered the Indian market almost at same times and are trying for the maximum market share. Shahrukh Khan’s latest collaborator Netflix has a better TV catalogue while the Amazon Prime has a better movie collection. It all comes down to the original content when comparing the two and both are trying hard to outdo each other. While Netflix is making original Indian shows like Shah Rukh Khan’s Bard Of Blood, Amazon is already streaming shows by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainmetn’s Side Edge which is a dressing room drama about cricket.
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