Netflix have this week revealed they're working on bringing a brand new original series to the streaming platform based on critically acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games, by Indian author Vikram Chandra.

The series is based on Vikram Chandra's book

The series is based on Vikram Chandra's book

Shot on location in India, the Hindi-English series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films and is the first original series from India for Netflix.

Author Chandra commented: "Over the last few years, I've watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its groundbreaking, genre-bending shows.

"I'm confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I've lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix. I'm thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films."

Phantom Films' own Madhu Mantena added: "We are very happy to start this journey with Netflix by producing Vikram's outstanding story, set in Mumbai.

"And we are extremely confident that, together we will create some exciting and groundbreaking television content from here on."

Vice President of International Original Series at Netflix, Erik Barmack also commented, and said: "We are delighted to partner with creative powerhouse, Phantom Films, to bring Vikram Chandra's epic novel to life with the best Indian and global film talent available today.

"Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide."

Set in Mumbai, the series will delve into the city's intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India's economic renaissance. Interweaving the lives of the privileged, famous, wretched and bloodthirsty, exceptional richness and power will come together for some explosive action.

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