Netflix unveils two new Indian original series

Netflix is producing two new original series in India; Selection Day, based on the book by acclaimed author Aravind Adiga (White Tiger, pictured), and Again, written by Marisha Mukerjee (Quantico).

Selection Day is a co-production with Seven Stories, the UK-based production company founded by directors Sharon Maguire and Anand Tucker, which is part of the ALL3Media group.

“We are excited to be expanding our slate of originals in India. These projects have specifically local subjects, but will be great for our global audience, and are supported by world class talent,” said Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix.

Described by Netflix as a “compelling story of cricket and corruption”, Selection Day follows a 14-year-old boy in a cricket-obsessed family who becomes fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious scientific facts. When he gets to know his brother’s great rival, he is faced with decisions that will change both his sense of self and of the world around him.

“When I first read Selection Day I was completely overwhelmed by the scale and ambition of Aravind’s vision – and moved to my core by its emotional power,” said Anand Tucker, CEO of Seven Stories.

Set in the city of New Delhi, Again tells the story of a female homicide detective who puts her career and life on the line when a recent murder connects to closed cases from her past, proving she has a serial killer on her hands.

“When it comes to telling groundbreaking evocative stories, I cannot think of a better partner than Netflix to bring this show to India and to audiences across the globe,” said Marisha Mukerjee.

Again not only speaks to my own duality and cultural heritage, but also to the universal grey that exists between life and death, where religion intersects justice.”