Netflix’ Indian horror Ghoul to haunt viewers in August | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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SVOD leader Netflix is set to stream its first Indian horror series Ghoul, co-produced by Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films, on 24 August.

netflix ghoul poster 10 7 18Based on Arabic folklore, Ghoul is set in a covert detention centre where Nida (Radhika Apte), a newly wealthy 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 three episode series also stars Manav Kaul and Ratnabali Bhattacharjee.

Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) said Ghoul’s producers were “excited to share this project with horror enthusiasts around the world.”

The series was developed as part of a multi-year partnership from 2014, whereby Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films agreed to produce local-language genre movies in India.

Ghoul will follow Netflix’ first Indian original, crime drama Sacred Games – in which Apte also stars – which began streaming on 6 July to positive reviews.
Other Netflix’ Indian titles on the cards include cricket series Selection Day and espionage thriller Bard of Blood, which will be co-produced by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.

Netflix plans to give Indian viewers a more cinematic TV experience with “big budget big scale productions”, the streaming giant’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has said.