Netflix has announced a multi-year series partnership with filmmaker Hansal Mehta, after the launch of his maiden series with Netflix, Scoop. Taking this collaboration forward, Hansal will create multiple series for Netflix in the coming years.
Scoop has been called a genre-defining series inspired by crime reporter Jigna Vora’s book Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison. Audiences and critics alike have been captivated by the deeply layered characters and compelling storylines, hailing it as one of the most binge-worthy series of the year.
Hansal is a National Award-winning director instrumental in delivering many critically acclaimed films and series including Aligarh, Shahid, Citylights and Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Hansal Mehta, Director and Creator of Netflix Series, Scoop, said, “As a filmmaker, the idea of creating diverse and dynamic stories constantly keeps me on my toes. What excites me about this partnership with Netflix, which is home to some of the finest talent, is the potential for my work to reach viewers across the world. As was the case with Scoop, Netflix is engaged in the creative process right from scripting, all the way to marketing and distribution which is critical for the success of any creative collaboration. This long-term partnership with them is only going to empower me to dive into a variety of undiscovered stories.”
Monika Shergill, Vice President - Content, Netflix India, said, "Hansal is a master of his craft and has an eye for spotting stories that have a broad appeal and are relevant to a wide audience. Being a nuanced storyteller, he is able to tell these stories like no other. Scoop marks yet another success for our series line-up this year, and with this partnership we look forward to never-before-seen stories that audiences will love.”
Netflix has had a successful year across series and films with titles such as Khakee - The Bihar Chapter, Rana Naidu, Class, Mission Majnu, Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga, Kathal and more.