Akshay Kumar to star in Amazon India series ‘The End’
Amazon Prime Video India is launching original series The End (working title), an action thriller that marks the streaming debut of leading Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.
Launched today at an event in Mumbai, the series will be produced by Abundantia Entertainment, which also worked with Amazon India on psychological thriller Breathe. No details were given about the storyline or release date of the series.
Kumar and Abundantia, founded by former Viacom 18 Motion Pictures COO Vikram Malhotra, have previously worked together on films such as Baby, Airliftand Toilet-Ek Prem Katha.
Kumar said: “I have always believed in bringing innovation to my work and throughout my career, have tried to tell unique stories, work with break-through talent and be part of disruptive and high-quality story-telling.”
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said: “The scale at which The End (working title) is being conceived is enormous and speaks of our passion for creating breakout programming across genres. The storyline and the action sequences have been brilliantly crafted to give viewers a thrilling experience.”
Amazon India also recently launched original series Made In Heaven, about two wedding planners in Delhi, while its line-up of Indian shows also includes cricket drama Inside Edgeand gangland thriller Mirzapur.
India’s streaming sector is becoming increasingly competitive with several major players rolling out original content. Netflix recently wrapped a second season of Sacred Games, a gangster drama starring Saif Ali Khan, and Hotstar is launching four new series, including remakes of the BBC’s Criminal Justiceand The Office.