Netflix announces new original series based on best-selling novel Sacred Games by Indian author Vikram Chandra

Mumbai, India, 2016-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix Inc., the world’s leading Internet television network, today announced a new Netflix original series based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel Sacred Games by Indian author Vikram Chandra. Shot on location in India, this Hindi-English series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films, one of India’s leading production houses, and be available to Netflix members globally upon completion.

Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty. .

“Over the last few years, I’ve watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows,” commented Mr. Chandra. “I’m confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I’ve lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix. I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films.”

“We are very happy to start this journey with Netflix by producing Vikram’s outstanding story, set in Mumbai ” said Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films. “And we are extremely confident that, together we will create some exciting and groundbreaking Television content from hereon.”

“We are delighted to partner with creative powerhouse, Phantom Films, to bring Vikram Chandra’s epic novel to life with the best Indian and global film talent available today,” said Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix. “ Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide.”

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 81 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Phantom:
Phantom Films is India’s first ‘Directors’ Company’. It was formed by four young creative minds of the country, viz. Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena in 2011. Phantom has a distinct focus on fostering creative energies to create enduring and entertaining content. In the last 4 plus years of the company’s existence they have had 10 releases till now including films like Lootera, Hasee toh Phasee, Queen, Ugly, NH10, Bombay Velvet & Masaan, which won the Fipresci Award in the Un certain Regard category at Cannes last year. This year too, Phantom had its’ next film Raman Raghav 2.0 play at Director’s Fortnight and a huge multi-starrer film Udta Punjab up for worldwide release in June. Phantom has also partnered with Blumhouse Productions and Ivanhoe Pictures, to produce multiple horror films for the global market.

Media contact:

Netflix

Anne Wallin
Netflix PR
awallin@netflix.com

Vaishnavi Murali
Netflix PR / MSL Group India
vaishnavi.murali@publicisconsultants-asia.com

Phantom Films

Ranjan Singh
Phantom Films
ranjan@phantoms.in

Degrassi: Next Class will be coming to Netflix around the world in 2016

Los Gatos, CA, 2015-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix announced today Degrassi: Next Class, the newest generation of the Degrassi franchise, will be coming to Netflix around the world in 2016. The series will be available to all its members outside of Canada, France and Australia.

“We are so excited to bring Degrassi: Next Class to the world,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of global content at Netflix. “For more than three decades, this groundbreaking show has been reaching teens with important stories and starting in 2016 our members around the world will be able to enjoy and discover the newest chapter of this great show.”

Keeping true to the spirit of the Degrassi franchise, which generations have known and loved since 1980, Degrassi: Next Class is a pull-no-punches dramatic series that tackles the real-life issues of high school students. Telling the stories of “Generation Z,” the series focuses on a group of teens as they begin their journey into adulthood. Pushing their own limits and testing the bonds of family and friends, the students each find their own way to deal with a range of issues: from homophobia, racism, substance abuse and violence to burgeoning sexuality, body issues, heartbreak and the complications of dating in the social media age. The series strives to entertain its post-millennial audience while always reinforcing its core principle: You are not alone.

Returning cast: Eric Osborne, Ana Golja, Andre Kim, Richard Walters, Olivia Scriven, Ricardo Hoyos, Nikki Gould, Lyle Lettau

Any questions, please contact pr@netflix.com