Netflix launches first Indian drama series

Published: July 06, 2018 18:49:26 | Updated: July 07, 2018 17:12:28

Netflix has launched its first original Indian series, part of the subscription giant's bid to woo consumers in the world's second most populous country.

Sacred Games sees Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte play a police officer and intelligence officer on the trail of a powerful criminal kingpin.

The eight-part series, filmed mainly in Hindi, is the first of seven Indian series that Netflix has commissioned, reports BBC.

Others include an adaptation of Sir Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children.

"India is seeing the biggest and fastest investment in content for any country we have launched in," said Erik Barmack, Netflix's vice-president of international originals.

The company launched in India in 2016. Subscriptions start at 500 rupees (around £5) a month.

Other Indian series in the pipeline include Ghoul, a horror set in a covert detention centre, and Crocodile, a murder mystery set in Goa.

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