Bard of Blood is one of several planned Netflix originals from India.
Bard of Blood is one of several planned Netflix originals from India.

Emraan Hashmi is Bard of Blood in first teaser for new Netflix show, from Shah Rukh Khan

Netflix India unveiled the first teaser for Bard of Blood, and upcoming spy thriller based on Bilal Siddiqi’s novel, produced by Shah Rukh Khan and starring Emraan Hashmi.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 03:33 PM IST

Netflix India on Friday released the first teaser for Bard of Blood, a new original series from the streaming giant, produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and starring Emraan Hashmi in the lead role. The announcement trailer comes weeks after Netflix released their first Indian original show, Sacred Games, to critical acclaim.

Emraan Hashmi and Shah Rukh Khan had an interesting exchange on Twitter after the first look was unveiled.

 

In the 30-second teaser, Hashmi picks up a copy of Bilal Siddiqi’s source novel, proceeds to read it, and says, “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”

The story will be brought to life as an eight-episode high-octane political espionage thriller series.

 

Shah Rukh said in a statement: “We have always tried to create world class content and entertainment from India. Netflix has shown that Indian stories have a global audience and we would love to use this platform and its reach to tell more stories.”

Reed Hastings, Netflix Founder and CEO, is excited about expanding its slate of originals in India. “We are thrilled to work with a brilliant, young writer like Bilal Siddiqi and take his gripping, inventive storytelling to Netflix members worldwide,” said Hastings.

Set against the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent, the multilingual series will tell the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand, who is recalled from his new life as a Shakespeare professor in Panchgani to save his country and long-lost love.

A combination of combat skills, intellectual background and personal circumstances propel Kabir to avenge the past and face his deadliest enemies in a race against time. According to the makers, the series will involve “intricate, highly stylised action sequences never before seen on screen in India”.

The series will be shot on location and the characters will interact in Hindi, Urdu, English and other languages. Venky Mysore, CEO, Red Chillies, said: “We can’t wait to bring this thrilling nail-biter to screens around the world.”

Follow @htshowbiz for more

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
After being kicked out of Bigg Boss 14 for pushing Arshi Khan into the swimming pool, Vikas Gupta re-entered the show.
After being kicked out of Bigg Boss 14 for pushing Arshi Khan into the swimming pool, Vikas Gupta re-entered the show.

Vikas Gupta's mother denies having personal conversation with Arshi Khan

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 contestant Vikas Gupta's mother has denied having any personal conversation with Arshi Khan, who had claimed on the show that the two had talked before she entered the house.
Close
Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are expecting their second baby.
Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are expecting their second baby.

Kapil Sharma confirms wife Ginni Chatrath is expecting second baby

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 04:45 PM IST
  • Kapil Sharma and his wife, Ginni Chatrath, are expecting their second child, he confirmed in a tweet on Thursday.
Close
Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Pavitra Punia and Eijaz Khan on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Pavita Punia promises she and Eijaz Khan will give some 'good news' soon

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Claiming that staying apart has made them realise each other's importance in their lives, Pavitra Punia promises her fans that she and Eijaz Khan will have some 'good news' soon.
Close
Pamela Anderson is best known for starring in television hit Baywatch.
Pamela Anderson is best known for starring in television hit Baywatch.

Pamela Anderson gets married for sixth time, ties knot with her bodyguard

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Former actor Pamela Anderson has gotten married to her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst. The two tied the knot on Christmas Eve last year.
Close
Devoleena Bhattacharjee admits she has a boyfriend.(Colors)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee admits she has a boyfriend.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Rakhi wants to play Cupid, Devoleena reveals she has a boyfriend

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14: When Rakhi Sawant tried to play Cupid for Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Rahul Vaidya, the TV star revealed she has a boyfriend.
Close
Eijaz Khan responded to the comments made by Paras Chhabra against Pavitra Punia.
Eijaz Khan responded to the comments made by Paras Chhabra against Pavitra Punia.

Eijaz Khan on Paras Chhabra’s comments on Pavitra Punia: ‘All of us have a past'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:02 PM IST
Eijaz Khan opened up about the negative comments made about his ladylove Pavitra Punia by her ex-boyfriend Paras Chhabra. Paras had accused Pavitra of hiding her marriage from him when they were in a relationship.
Close
Rakhi Sawant on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Rakhi Sawant on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Rubina, Abhinav plan on ruining Rakhi's game

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:49 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 promo: Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla try their best to ruin Rakhi Sawant's game while the latter threatens him that she will make his life miserable.
Close
Rubina Dilaik had to fall into the swimming pool a few times.(Colors)
Rubina Dilaik had to fall into the swimming pool a few times.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Rubina Dilaik keeps falling into swimming pool, here's why

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:11 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik felt clearly unwell after she had to fall into the swimming pool a few times, the latest promo showed.
Close
Vikas and Rubina during a fight.(Colors)
Vikas and Rubina during a fight.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 day 113: Vikas fights with Arshi, Rubina and Nikki

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:52 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 day 113: Vikas was seen locking horns with one and all. Meanwhile, Rubina claimed Devoleena did not appreciate Vikas kissing her.
Close
Hiten Tejwani was refusing other projects, because shooting a daily meant no time to spare.
Hiten Tejwani was refusing other projects, because shooting a daily meant no time to spare.

Hiten Tejwani on TV show ending abruptly: My reputation won’t be harmed

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Television is unpredictable and every actor who works on the medium knows that but this month, Hiten Tejwani had a bitter realisation
Close
Ekta Kapoor with her son Ravie.
Ekta Kapoor with her son Ravie.

Ekta Kapoor wishes son Ravie a happy birthday with sweet Instagram post

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Ekta Kapoor penned a sweet note for her son, Ravie, on his second birthday. She welcomed him via surrogacy in 2019.
Close
Vikas Gupta does not share a very good relationship with his mother.
Vikas Gupta does not share a very good relationship with his mother.

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta’s mother makes vote appeal despite strained relations

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:20 PM IST
Despite having a strained relationship with Vikas Gupta, his mother Sharda put up an Instagram post urging fans to vote for him in Bigg Boss 14.
Close
Shehnaaz Gill with Sidharth Shukla on her birthday.
Shehnaaz Gill with Sidharth Shukla on her birthday.

Shehnaaz Gill celebrates birthday with Sidharth, he throws her in pool

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Shehnaaz Gill celebrated her 28th birthday at midnight with rumoured boyfriend Sidharth Shukla and her family. Check out their videos.
Close
Arshi Khan claimed she never exposed Vikas Gupta's personal matter on the show, but he did it himself.(Colors)
Arshi Khan claimed she never exposed Vikas Gupta's personal matter on the show, but he did it himself.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas alleges Arshi blackmailed him, this video backs his claims

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:47 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Even as Arshi Khan refuted Vikas Gupta's claims that she blackmails him, a video surfaced online showcasing Arshi threatening Vikas with the 'recordings' that she has.
Close
Vikas Gupta has been aggressive on Bigg Boss 14 for past few days.(Colors)
Vikas Gupta has been aggressive on Bigg Boss 14 for past few days.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14 promo: Vikas Gupta fights with Nikki Tamboli

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:23 AM IST
Bigg Boss 14: When Nikki Tamboli told Vikas Gupta that he kissing people, he asked Devoleena Bhattacharjee to give him a peck on the cheek.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP