Speculations around Ajay Devgn making his digital debut have been going on for quite some time now. The actor finally confirmed the news yesterday by sharing the first look of his web show titled Rudra – The Edge Of Darkness. The crime thriller is a Hindi remake of the Idris Elba-starrer hit British series titled Luther. The audience will get to see the megastar in a cop avatar in this engaging and dark show.

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Sharing the news on social media, the actor wrote: “Happy to announce the crime thriller of the year Hotstar Specials ‘Rudra – The Edge Of Darkness’. This one’s going to be ‘killer.’ #DebutDobara #Rudra.” The show will be directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, and produced by Applause Entertainment in association with BBC Studios India. The show will air on Disney+Hotstar.

Talking about the series, Devgn told PTI, “My attempt has always been to tell unique stories and work with good talent. The idea is to raise the bar of entertainment in India. The digital world excites me, and I am looking forward to working with Applause and BBC to bring this series to life on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.”

Rudra – The Edge of Darkness is a compelling and highly intriguing story and I can’t wait to begin this new journey! Playing a cop on screen is not new to me, but this time the character is more intense, complex and dark. What drew me most to his persona, is that he is possibly the greyest character you may come across in recent times,” he added.

The original series featured Elba in the role of DCI John Luther, while Alice Morgan essayed the role of Ruth Wilson. The five season-long series aired between 2010 and 2019. While we do have an idea as to what Ajay Devgn’s role will look like, details about the show have been kept under wrap.