Star India to launch animated series based on Virat Kohli starting 5 Nov
MUMBAI: Star India is launching an animated series on Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. Titled Super ‘V’, the 12-episode series will premiere on 5th November and will air every Sunday. In India, the series will air at 9 am on Star Plus, Star Sports, Disney, Marvel HQ, and Hotstar. Star Sports, Disney and Marvel HQ will telecast it at 12 noon followed by a repeat airing at 4 pm on Star Plus and Star Sports.
Super V has been produced as a collaboration between Star India, Cornerstone Animation and Baweja Movies. The series was commissioned in 2017 and its first season airs on Star Plus, Disney, Star Sports, Marvel HQ and Hotstar in India and across 17 international territories including US, Canada, UK, Middle East, South East Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The show explores a young Virat’s relationship with his parents and with the world around him comprising his sister, his friends, and his teachers. It narrates the adventurous coming-of-age story of a 15-year-old Super ‘V’ and the various dimensions of adolescence as the character, who struggles to create an identity for himself – between his own aspirations, parental expectations and his desire to protect his loved ones. He is a fun-loving yet temperamental teenager who takes the viewer through his adventurous journey while exploring the relationship he shares with his family and friends. The action-adventure series also sees Virat battle some of the biggest villains.
Speaking at the launch Virat Kohli said, “It is essential to have a complete upbringing with a good balance of academics and sports. As a teenager, inculcating values such as discipline, leadership, and integrity, prove to be stepping stones in developing an individual’s overall personality. Everyone would like a chance to go back in time to probably redo or correct a few things. On that note, I had the opportunity to connect with Super ‘V’ and give him a little clarity in thought. In today’s world, children are always looking up to superheroes for inspiration, and I believe Super ‘V’ aims to send out the right message to young viewers. I am ecstatic to be a part of this concept and to be associated with Star.”