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Netflix India delves deeper into horror genre with new series ‘Betaal’ , premiering May 24

” Hell is about to be unleashed. A tunnel, which no one has dared to open for decades, hides a curse that could change an entire country’s fate forever. What is the cost for those who would dare to step inside? How far would you go to battle the demons within? ”

Earlier yesterday Netflix dropped the trailer for its upcoming series Betaal which will be available to stream from May 24,2020 exclusively on Netflix . The series is produced by renowned horror studio Blumhouse Television, SK Global Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment .

Betaal is created, directed and written by Patrick Graham, co-directed by Nikhil Mahajan and co-written by Suhani Kanwar. Starring Vineet Kumar of Gangs Of Wasseypur fame, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai, Jitendra Joshi, Jatin Goswami, Manjiri Pupala, and Syna Anand, the series guarantees a nail-biting, gripping battle that will keep you hooked, while it explores age-old secrets and ideologies that live to this day.

Talking about the show, Graham comments,“After ‘Ghoul’, I wanted to create a different kind of horror series, which was more action packed and accessible. The concept of a cursed mountain containing an ancient spirit takes inspiration from Indian mythology, and it’s about time we saw some zombie redcoats in popular fiction! The series weaves its own ghost story to give backing to the action and suspense that then follows. Netflix has always been supportive and nurturing towards creativity and I love working with them. I hope there is enough horror, suspense, shocks and, above all, strong characters to keep the audience hooked right up until the very end. You can expect some blood, some guts, and a lot of drama and emotion that should provide an exciting binge-session for everyone at home!”.

The synopsis for the show reads :

“The story is set in a remote village, which quickly becomes the arena of a breathless battle when a two-century-old East India Company Colonel, infected with the Betaal’s curse, and his battalion of blood-thirsty zombie redcoats are released from their tomb – attacking anything with a pulse. With the CIPD (Counter Insurgency Police Department) forces pitted against the undead army, hapless civilians are trapped in a gripping, edge-of-your-seat conflict.”

Enjoy the trailer!:

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Written by Rudraksh Bhardwaj

Writer For Movies and TV

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