The latest additions expand the streamer’s India slate ahead of the launch of its first local original ‘Sacred Games’.

Netflix is expanding its India slate with the addition of three new originals, Leila, Ghoul and Crocodile which will be streamed worldwide.

Leila is set in the near future and revolves around Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 years earlier. The series is from writer and executive producer Urmi Juvekar, based on the book of the same name by Prayaag Akbar.

Horror series Ghoul is based on Arabic folklore and is set in a covert detention centre where Nida, a newly minted interrogator who turned in her own father as an anti-government activist, arrives to discover that some of the terrorists held there are not of this world. Written and directed by Patrick Graham, the series will star actress Radhika Apte (currently seen in Sony Pictures India’s female hygiene drama PadMan) and Manav Kaul.

Crocodile is described as a young adult murder mystery penned by Binky Mendez which is set in the western seaside state of Goa. When her best friend goes missing, Mira sets out on her own investigation, uncovering secrets among her friends, romantic relationships and community.

A release date for the new shows was not given.

Netflix is eyeing India for aggressive expansion and its existing slate includes its first Indian original, the upcoming drama Sacred Games, which will be followed by cricket series Selection Day and spy caper Bard of Blood. CEO Reed Hastings is expected to be in the capital New Delhi where he is a speaker at the Economic Times Global Business Summit that runs Feb 23-24.