Selection Day And Again: Netflix Announces Two New Original Series
There’s no reason to worry if you’re suffering from a “Netflix and chill” addiction. We aren’t here with a cure. But what we have is some real good news for all Netflix lovers and for those whose lives revolve around (including us) binge-watching their favourite content.
Netflix Inc., recently announced two new original series from India and boy, isn’t that exciting news? We bet it is. Selection Day, based on the book by acclaimed author Aravind Adiga (White Tiger), and Again which is a supernatural, detective series set in New Delhi (written by Marisha Mukerjee of Quantico and Justified fame) are new Netflix originals to be showcased on the platform.
Erik Barmack, Vice President, International Original Series (Netflix), exclaimed how he is excited to expand their slate of originals in India. “These projects have local subjects, but will be great for the global audience, and are supported by world class talent.”
Selection Day, which is produced in partnership with Seven Stories, is a compelling story of cricket and corruption and this coming of age tale depicts the glory and rivalry in the city of Mumbai. Manjunath Kumar, a fourteen year old lad, is good at cricket (if not as good as his elder brother Radha). He fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father while he admires his brilliantly talented sibling.
“When I first read Selection Day I was completely overwhelmed by the scale and ambition of Aravind’s vision and moved to my core by its emotional power,” stated Anand Tucker, CEO of Seven Stories.
While Again, the detective series, is set in the busy city of New Delhi, which tells the story of a female homicide detective who puts her career and life on the line when a recent murder has some connection to closed cases from her past.
Marisha Mukerjee stated how, “Again not only speaks to my own duality and cultural heritage, but also to the universal grey that exists between life and death, where religion intersects justice”.