Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur, under his production house Roy Kapur Films (RKF), has announced an impressive new slate of series in development and production for 2022-2023. From historical epics to powerful family dramas, this compelling roster of series will be nurtured and created by an exciting mix of new talent and established filmmakers.
Speaking about the announcement, Jinesh Shah, Head, RKF Originals said, “With these eight phenomenal series, we are ready to bring audiences an assortment of gripping stories. We look forward to training our lenses on different worlds with these talented filmmakers and delving into the psyches of intriguing, layered and compelling characters.
‘Shershaah’ director Vishnuvardhan is set to make his series directorial debut with an epic, multi-season action drama that will tell the compelling story of an integral part of the military history of the United States. India in the Twentieth Century.
Mahesh Narayanan, one of Malayalam cinema’s brightest young directors who had a landmark year with India’s first screen-life film ‘CU Soon’ and groundbreaking political thriller ‘Malik’, will helm a multi-thriller film from spy season set in the Middle East and South Asia.
Hardik Mehta, the national award-winning director of acclaimed satire “Kaamyaab” and Netflix show “Decoupled”, will headline a thrilling family drama series set across Europe, l Africa and India in the rarefied and exclusive world of warring business families.
Abbas Tyrewala, screenwriter of ‘Maqbool’ and ‘Main Hoon Na’, whose debut film ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ is a youth cult classic, will write and star in a suave and stylish spy action-drama series , set in the cloak and dagger world of South Asian counterintelligence.
‘Matka King’, which was announced last year, will be created by acclaimed ‘Sairat’ director Nagraj Manjule, and is based on the fascinating world of gambling ‘matka’ and the dangerous and brilliant men who play it. have led.
Arati Kadav, one of the winners of the 2022 BAFTA Breakthrough Awards whose debut feature ‘Cargo’ became cult in the Indian ‘lo-fi’ sci-fi space, is creating a series that will be a fresh and quirky take on romance in the science fiction genre.
One of RKF’s efforts has been to empower new voices by giving them a platform to showcase their new approach to storytelling, and that continues with the launch of two rookie directors.
Bhavesh Kapadia, popular commercial filmmaker and mastermind behind some famous Nerolac and Crompton commercials, will make his directorial debut with a series of wild and entertaining female-led comedy thrillers.
Anubhav Chopra, best known for his Netflix documentary “House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths,” will write and direct a young adult drama series, set in the pressure cooker environment of a modern high school.
On the other hand, there are feature films lined up from the production house for release – ‘Pippa’, ‘Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan?’ and ‘Bas Karo Aunty!’, as well as the highly anticipated season 2 of the web series ‘Rocket Boys’.