Netflix has released the Date Announcement trailer for its upcoming series Sacred Games, based on Vikram Chandra’s 2006 thriller novel of the same name.
Produced in partnership with Phantom Films, the show is set amid the chaos of Mumbai and explores, according to the official synopsis, “the corrupt underworld lurking beneath India’s economic renaissance” by following city cop Sartaj Singh (played by Saif Ali Khan) on his quest to capture crime lord Ganesh Gaitonde (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui). During his mission, Singh uncovers there’s a much larger game in play, which expands farther than both of them.
Sacred Games, which is Netflix’ first original series made in India, is set to launch on 6 July 2018.
Other shows made in India, announced earlier this year, in February, include Leila, which is based on a book by Prayaag Akbar and tells the story of Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 years earlier, Ghoul, a horror series based on Arabic folklore, which follows Nida, a newly minted interrogator who arrives at a covert detention centre to discover that some of the terrorists held there are not of this world, and Crocodile, written by Binky Mendez, which is a mystery thriller series set in the seaside state of Goa and follows Mira, a young woman who sets out on her own investigation when her best friend goes missing.