Netflix to launch first Indian original horror series ‘Ghoul’ on 24 Aug

MUMBAI: Internet entertainment service Netflix will launch ‘Ghoul’, its first Indian original horror series, on 24 August. All three episodes will be available at the same time to over 125 million Netflix members in 190 countries, including India. The trailer for the series launches tomorrow 10 July.

‘Ghoul’, produced in partnership with Phantom Films, Ivanhoe and Blumhouse, stars Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul. This is Netflix’s first venture into the Horror genre in India. As had been reported earlier by the series was originally meant to be a movie, however, the producers and Netflix India agreed to expand it into the current limited series format.

Set in a covert detention centre, ‘Ghoul’ has been written and directed by Patrick Graham. Nida, an interrogator who turned in her father as an anti-government activist, comes to the centre to realise that some of the terrorists imprisoned there are not from this world. The series stars Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul in the lead roles.

Netflix director, international originals Simran Sethi said, “‘Ghoul’ is a thrilling horror series, both frightening and insightful. Its high production value, a chilling performance from Radhika Apte, and quality writing are sure to scare Indian and global audiences alike.”

Blumhouse founder Jason Blum said “It has been a great experience working closely with Netflix and our partners at Phantom and Ivanhoe to produce ‘Ghoul’. This is Blumhouse’s first foray into the horror genre in India and we’re excited to share this project with horror enthusiasts around the world.”

Phantom Films Vikramaditya Motwane said, “‘Ghoul’ is a first in class, edge-of-your-seat horror series – that we are incredibly proud of. This is our second collaboration with Netflix (after Sacred Games) and yet another strong example of commitment towards high-quality content. We are extremely proud of GHOUL – and cannot wait for audiences around the world to experience an elevated horror narrative from India.”

Ivanhoe Pictures Kilian Kerwin said, “‘Ghoul’ has been a collaborative effort to tell a story that is rooted in India, in a manner that will appeal to audiences around the world. Our goal is to create incredible entertainment that speaks to audiences from diverse cultures, and we’re very proud of this series, which is sure to be a must-watch in the horror genre globally.”

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