Eros Now to premiere original series ‘Smoke’ at Mipcom 2018
MUMBAI: Over the top (OTT) platform Eros Now will premiere its original series ‘Smoke’ at annual content marketplace Mipcom 2018, being held at Cannes in France on 15 October under the Made in India Originals category. The series will be available for binge viewing from 26 October.
The only Indian web series to be showcased in Cannes this year, ‘Smoke’ is a crime drama that will take audiences on a thrilling and eye-opening journey set in the underbelly of Goa.
The teaser of the show was launched today which stars an eclectic ensemble cast of Kalki Koechlin, Mandira Bedi, Jim Sarbh, Amit Sial, Gulshan Devaiah, Satyadeep Mishra, Neal Bhoopalam, Prakash Belawadi, and the late Tom Alter.
The first look of the series will be premiered at Mipcom with the audience combining the global entertainment fraternity including distributors, broadcasters as well as executives from the global entertainment industry.
Commenting on Smoke’s showcase at Mipcom, Eros Group Chief Content Officer Ridhima Lulla said, “It is indeed a great honour to be selected and we are thrilled to showcase the series to a global audience before it premieres on Eros Now. Smoke couldn’t be more different from our first series Side Hero where we launched our originals with a self-deprecatory comedy, a relatively untested genre. Smoke, on the other hand, is a gritty, dark crime drama portraying the never seen side of Goa. There’s no place in India quite like Goa and the show with its unique take on the paradise state makes for a perfect choice out of India to be launched at Mipcom. With Eros Now originals, we want to continue investing in the brand ‘Eros Now’ to represent a culture of what the youth want to consume.”
This eleven-episode binge-worthy series, directed by Neel Guha is a game of smoke and mirror, shifting loyalties and brutal cover-ups all against the backdrop of Goa, a state as glamorous as it is unsuspecting of the menace that lurks underneath its surface.
The soundtrack for the series has been composed by well-known musician Karsh Kale, who has redefined the Asian Underground genre of music.