A small town in India is identified as the country’s phishing capital. A gritty undercover cop discovers her sexuality while bringing down a drug cartel. Love and longing set against the Taj Mahal. These are the kind of stories that Netflix, true to its ever-ongoing search for pathbreaking concepts for its original series, has now zeroed on in India. The global OTT giant has announced three new original series in partnership with Tipping Point, the digital content arm of Viacom18 Studios.
The three stories range from thriller to romance to drama, and will join the diverse and growing slate of Netflix’s original productions made in India and watched by the world.
The three Netflix shows in the pipeline, are:
Jamtara – Sabka Number Aayega explores the conflicts that emerge when a small town is identified as India’s phishing capital.
She is a gritty story of an undercover cop’s journey discovering her sexuality and breaking stereotypes while taking down a drug cartel.
Taj Mahal 1989 is a nostalgic exploration of love and longing set against the monument of enduring love.
These productions will front Tipping Point’s debut to the world.
Monika Shergill, Director, International Originals, Netflix, said, “We believe that great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere. It’s exciting to partner with Viacom18 Studios and take these gripping stories to our members across India and the world.
“We can’t wait for fans to discover these beautifully crafted, well-produced series made by passionate and incredibly talented teams,” Shergill said.
Commenting on the partnership, Ajit Andhare, COO – Viacom18 Studios, said, “I am delighted to partner with Netflix to debut Tipping Point’s series to the world. Each series is motivated by a film-scale mindset, honed over many years at Viacom18 Studios. We look forward to these distinctive series, with our trademark narratives, entertaining audiences in India and around the world.”