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
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.