Monday, May 15, 2023

Netflix & Hansal Mehta collaborate on thrilling drama series, Scoop

When drive, determination, and the never-ending chase to break the Scoop - breaks the journalist, a harrowing sequence of events follows. Netflix dropped the trailer for Hansal Mehta’s upcoming crime drama - Scoop today. The gripping trailer for Scoop showcases society’s rush to judgment as Jagruti, a headline-writing journalist is caught between the nexus of the police, the underworld, and the media. One single phone call sets off a chain of events. 

Inspired by real events and Jigna Vora’s memoir, Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison - the series is produced by Matchbox Shots and created by Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul. The genre-defining drama series is set to premiere on Netflix on June 2nd, 2023. Scoop marks Hansal Mehta and Netflix’s maiden partnership with the first season of a franchise chronicling the shocking sequence of events that unravel for an unsuspecting journalist.

Speaking about creating the first season of Scoop, director and co-creator Hansal Mehta said, "As a filmmaker, my intention is to always tell stories that go beyond a weekend. In Scoop, I found that: a story that speaks urgently to our post truth times. Collaborating with someone as gifted as Mrunmayee brought in a sensibility that deeply enriched the show. All of this would not have been possible without Netflix and Matchbox Shots who nurtured our deep dive into the personal and professional world of Jagruti Pathak, allowing our vision to blossom. With Netflix, the process of creation is always exciting and collaborative. Season one is just the beginning. I hope to keep exploring the story-rich world of media even further.”

Monika Shergill, Vice President - Content - Netflix India said, “Scoop brings to life the high stakes world of crime reporting through a dynamic and driven journalist, Jagruti Pathak. Inspired by real events, it's a powerful, untold story of the unexpected cost of ambition that can make a victim out of a winner in a second. Partnering and enabling the vision and genius of Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul and collaborating with Matchbox Shots has been a great ride. Scoop with its powerhouse performances and bingeable drama will be a defining series for all audiences in India.”

Adding to this, Producer Sarita Patil of Matchbox Shots said, “Matchbox Shots is thrilled to collaborate with Netflix once more. After the success of Monica, O My Darling, Scoop will be our first series and we are excited to bring our best work to the service. We believe in the power of storytelling to inspire and move audiences. With our passion for creating original content, Hansal Mehta’s epic storytelling and Netflix's reach, we are confident that Scoop will capture the hearts and minds of viewers around the world.”

With a stellar cast that includes Karishma Tanna, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Harman Baweja, Deven Bhojani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Tejasvini Kolhapure, Shikha Talsania, Tanmay Dhanania, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Inayat Sood, Swaroopa Ghosh, Malhar Thakar, Shikha Talsania, Ira Dubey, Ishita Arun, Sanat Vyas and Aseem Hattangadi, it is produced by Matchbox Shots, Sarita Patil & Dikssha Jyote Routray and created by Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul. Catch this breaking Scoop exclusively on Netflix on the 2nd of June, 2023.

You can have a first look here. Stay tuned for more updates

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