Netflix To Produce TV Series With Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan

Netflix To Produce TV Series With Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan has partnered up with Netflix to produce an original Indian series called Bard of Blood

Produced by SRK's production house Red Chillies Entertainment, the eight-episode political espionage series is based on Bilal Siddiqi's bestselling 2015 book of the same name, set in the Indian subcontinent. The story revolved around an expelled spy Kabir Anand, who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani, India to save his country and long-lost love.

Reportedly, it will incorporate Hindi, Urdu, English and other languages.

"We have always tried to create world-class content and entertainment from India," King Khan said. "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."

"We believe in the global vision of Red Chillies to create groundbreaking content out of India," said Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings. "It’s exciting to deepen our relationship with Red Chillies and expand our slate of originals in India. We are thrilled to work with a brilliant, young writer like Bilal Siddiqi and take his gripping, inventive storytelling to Netflix members worldwide."