The American entertainment company Netflix has announced a new TV series called 'Bard of Blood' in partnership with Shah Rukh Khan's production house Red Chillies Entertainment.
The eight-episode series will be based on the high-octane political espionage thriller, written by Indian author Bilal Siddiqi.
"We have always tried to create world-class content and entertainment from India. 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," Shah Rukh was quoted while interacting with PTI.
According to reports, Netflix is not featuring Shah Rukh Khan in their present series.
Set against the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent, the multilingual series will tell the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and a long-lost love.
The series will be shot on location and the characters will interact in Hindi, Urdu, English and other languages.
"We believe in the global vision of Red Chillies to create groundbreaking content out of India. It's exciting to deepen our relationship with Red Chillies and expand our slate of originals in India," said Reed Hastings, Netflix Founder and CEO.
"We are thrilled to work with a brilliant, young writer like Bilal Siddiqi and take his gripping, inventive storytelling to Netflix members worldwide," Hastings added further.
(With PTI inputs)