Netflix to produce reality show on Indian cricket team

Published: April 9, 2018
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Online streaming giant Netflix is all set to produce a reality show on the Indian cricket team.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is partnering with Conde Nast Entertainment to create an unscripted series on Mumbai Indians – the most successful team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to date. The eight-episode series will follow the players as they attempt to win the league for a record fourth time.

By uncovering unseen aspects of the squad combined with the compelling stories that bind them to the vibrant city, the show promises to give viewers something that they have never seen before. The untitled series will spend time with the team, both, on and off the field. It will travel with them on the road and at home, while also delving deep into the cricketing values that make Mumbai Indians the most followed team. The show is set to conclude at the IPL 2018 final.

Available exclusively on Netflix, the show will be accessible to over 117 millions viewers and 190 countries across the globe. Sources reveal that the streaming company considers India’s 1.3 billion residents and 300 million smartphone users as their next opportunity for global expansion.

Netflix has been expanding it doors in India since January 2016 with local series such as the Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer  Sacred Games. 

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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  • Giri
    Apr 10, 2018 - 12:17PM

    It just shows power of Indian Cricket in today’s world. Indian Cricket is worth billions of US dollars. Every one wants a slice of the big pie.Recommend

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