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Netflix offers first episode of Emraan Hashmi’s Bard of Blood to non-members for free

Non-members can watch Netflix’s Bard of Blood for free, for a limited time, the streaming service has announced.

tv Updated: Sep 29, 2019 17:07 IST

Indo Asian News Service
Emraan Hashmi in a still from Netflix’s Bard of Blood.
Emraan Hashmi in a still from Netflix’s Bard of Blood.

Not a Netflix member? You can still watch the first episode of Bard Of Blood. The streaming giant has made the first episode of its India original series available to non-members in the country for a limited time, for the very first time.

The move seems aimed at getting people hooked to the spy thriller, and attract more subscribers amid growing competition in the country. Netflix did this for the first time for a show titled Elite in Mexico and Colombia earlier this month.


"At Netflix, we try different ways to bring people closer to great stories. We believe many people will find the thrilling story of spy Kabir Anand very appealing and are excited to make the first episode of the series available to everyone for a limited time. In the future, we will consider if we will do this for other films and series," the company said in a statement.

Based on Bilal Siddiqi's book The Bard Of Blood, the show is set against the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent. The multi-lingual series will tell the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand (essayed by Emraan Hashmi), who is recalled from his new life as a professor to save Indian spies captured by the Taliban.

"Mission briefing from Agent Kabir Anand: Preview the first episode of #BardOfBlood without sign up here," Emraan posted on Twitter, and shared a link with his over 2 million followers.


Produced by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, the show, directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, also features Sobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari and Viineet Kumar.

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First Published: Sep 29, 2019 17:07 IST

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