Netflix signed an exclusive deal with Red Chillies Entertainment, the production company of Bollywood megastar ShahRukh Khan. Netflix has announced a new TV series called Bard of Blood in partnership with Khan’s company. Khan will be active behind the scenes as a producer, but Netflix has confirmed to Engadget that he will not act in this series.
The eight-episode series will be based on the political thriller by Indian author Bilal Siddiqi and is set (and will be filmed) on the Indian subcontinent. It will be a multilingual production, featuring characters speaking in Hindu, Urdu, English and more. The plot follows a young Shakespeare professor living in the Indian hill station Panchgani who must return home to save both his country and the woman he left behind.