At the moment driving excessive on the success of Netflix collection Rana Naidu, Indian manufacturing outfit Locomotive World is constructing out its slate by way of a string of offers with firms together with All3Media and Endemol Shine India.
Rana Naidu, an Indian adaptation of Ray Donovan starring Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh Daggubati, has lately been greenlit for a second season by Netflix after the primary season trended in its World High 10.
Sunder Aaron’s Locomotive World, a subsidiary of Rooster Soup for the Soul Leisure, developed and produced the collection and has now added additional scripted and unscripted variations to its fast-growing slate, together with authentic tales with filmmakers equivalent to Prashant Nair.
Among the many new titles, the corporate has signed a take care of All3Media to convey an adaptation of fashionable unscripted collection Undercover Boss to India. It’s additionally acquired rights to UK collection I’ve Created A Monster, written by Terry Clark, by way of a take care of indie Chudor Leisure.
Locomotive World can be working with Endemol Shine India to co-produce Mountain Darkish, written and directed by Nair, whose current credit embody award-winning movie Umrika and critically-acclaimed Netflix collection Trial By Fireplace.
At the moment in improvement, Mountain Darkish is an authentic story described as an “Indo-Western thriller set within the foothills of the Himalayas.”
Working with Sidharth Jain’s Home Of Talkies, Locomotive World can be creating TV City, a collection concerning the early days of the cable TV trade in India, a time when the nation shrugged off a long time of isolationism and liberalized its media panorama, tradition and economic system.
The corporate has secured rights to non-fiction guide The Making of Star India, written by Vanita Kohli Khandekar, which will likely be used as the premise for the collection.
As revealed by Deadline final 12 months, Locomotive World can be working with India’s Applause Leisure and Simon Mirren and Ben Anderson’s Case Closed Leisure to provide a high-end procedural collection for India. Mirren beforehand created collection together with Spooks, Versailles and With out A Hint and was the showrunner on Prison Minds.
Elsewhere, Locomotive World has additionally began to develop a slate of South Indian-language initiatives, together with Tamil-language collection Pallavapuram and Malayalam-language movie Chelambara, which tells the true story of a financial institution heist. The corporate says it’s also creating a slate of style movies for the mainstream Indian market, as they are typically cost-effective.
“The marketplace for authentic content material in India has quickly grown over the previous a number of years, particularly as streaming companies like Netflix are closely investing in scaling their companies,” mentioned Aaron, Managing Accomplice of Locomotive World.
“We’re effectively positioned to make the most of this surge in demand for content material by creating initiatives which are distinctive and draw massive audiences. We’re delighted our collection Rana Naidu has acquired a second season inexperienced mild from Netflix, and to see how huge a success it has change into.”