Applause partners Goldie Behl to create a show on Novoneel Chakraborty’s ‘The Stranger Trilogy’
MUMBAI: Applause Entertainment, headed by media veteran Sameer Nair, has acquired the rights of Novoneel Chakraborty’s novels ‘The Stranger Trilogy’, a bestseller known for its edgy, gripping, and engaging plot. Partnering with Goldie Behl, this 3 season show by Applause Entertainment will bring the romantic thriller series to life. The show will revolve around the fictional love story of a lady and her pursuer.
The show is yet to be titled and casting of the series is currently underway with the shoot looking to begin in April. The series is expected to be launched later this year and will be shot extensively across various locations in Mumbai.
With 10 published novels at the young age of 30, Novoneel Chakraborty is an author known for his romantic thrillers. Marry Me, Stranger; All yours, Stranger and his latest Forget me not, Stranger are the three books which follow the life of the protagonist Rivanah.
The show too will revolve around her trying to find her footing in Mumbai and undergo a roller-coaster of emotions. This will be a coming-of-age drama where we’ll see the protagonist transform from a sheltered, spoilt brat to a strong and independent woman. Director and producer Goldie Behl is distinguished as one of the personalities in the country who has created bold and youth-based content across films and television. He is now all set to make his grand entry into the web-space with ‘The Stranger Trilogy’ in collaboration with Applause Entertainment.
Talking about this new acquisition, Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair commented, “Pocket content and web-series are most enjoyed by the viewers of today. At Applause, we want to create interesting as well as attention gripping stories that cater to and reaches out to widespread audiences. ‘The Stranger Trilogy’ are extremely enthralling novels and by collaborating with Goldie Behl and Novoneel Chakraborty for this show, we aim to provide the audiences with three exciting seasons of the trilogy’’.
“The Stranger Trilogy has been a phenomenon amongst its readers and I’m confident Rose Audio Visuals and Applause Entertainment will give us all something worth remembering in the form of a compelling Web Series,” said author, Novoneel Chakraborty.
“The Stranger Trilogy are iconic books for young readers and having an expert like Sameer onboard, we can be assured that there is a great show in store for the viewers too. As the digital medium is where the audiences are today, we hope to tap their interest and create a binge-worthy show,” said Goldie Behl.
Penguin Random House Editor-in-Chief Milee Ashwarya stated, “The Stranger Series by Novoneel Chakraborty is a bestselling and a widely acclaimed thriller trilogy. I am delighted and extremely proud that more people will be able to experience the magic of Novoneel’s master storytelling through a new platform.”