Entertainment08 May 2020
TAKE A DANGEROUS STEP INTO THE TUNNEL AT BETAAL MOUNTAIN...BUT AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Netflix’s drops trailer of its horror-thriller series BETAAL releasing on May 24, 2020
Mumbai, May 8, 2020: 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 today, Netflix dropped the trailer of its upcoming series Betaal that hits the service on May 24, 2020. Renowned horror studio Blumhouse Television, SK Global Entertainment and Red Chillies Entertainment come together to present this horror-thriller series. 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.
Betaal is created, directed and written by Patrick Graham, co-directed by Nikhil Mahajan and co-written by Suhani Kanwar. Starring Viineet Kumar, 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 Betaal, Patrick 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!”
Betaal releases on Netflix this May 24, 2020.
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About Blumhouse Television
Blumhouse Television has earned critical acclaim and numerous honors for its dark, edgy fare including Emmy® awards for its productions of HBO's The Normal Heart and The Jinx, as well as the prestigious Peabody award for The Jinx and the documentary How to Dance in Ohio. Blumhouse Television launched as an independent studio in 2017 with funding from ITV. Projects since the studio launch include Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominated HBO limited series Sharp Objects; Golden Globe®, Critics Choice® and Writers Guild® award nominated Showtime limited series The Loudest Voice; upcoming Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird, from Ethan Hawke, James McBride, Mark Richard and Albert Hughes; and an eight-film anthology for Amazon Prime premiering 2020. The studio also produced The Purge on USA Network from writer/director/producer James DeMonaco and based on the popular film franchise; the holiday themed anthology event series Into the Dark for Hulu; and Ghoul for Netflix India. Blumhouse continues its true crime docuseries tradition with projects in production for FX, Netflix and Oxygen, and continues to develop award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary films including their latest A Secret Love produced by Ryan Murphy for Netflix. Past documentary films include Writers Guild Award® winner Bathtubs Over Broadway and winner of the 2018 Sundance Audience Award This is Home. Blumhouse Television is the latest venture from Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, which is widely-recognized for its pioneering model of producing high-quality micro-budget films including The Purge, Get Out, BlacKkKlansman and Halloween.
About SK Global Entertainment
SK Global is an independent entertainment company with operations in Los Angeles, New York, Mumbai, and Singapore committed to the finance, development and production of premium global content for international and local markets. Selected as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2020 for the Film and TV sector, SK Global’s current library consists of more than 100 feature film and television productions, several of which are being adapted for local-language film and television remake opportunities around the world.
The Company’s latest projects include the Golden Globe-nominated hit comedy Crazy Rich Asians; the Oscar-nominated Best Picture Hell or High Water; the breakout Hindi-language Netflix series Delhi Crime; the award-winning Korean thriller The Wailing; and the Indonesian box office thriller Impetigore from director Joko Anwar. Upcoming projects for SK Global include the feature drama Palmer starring Justin Timberlake; the English-language comedy India Sweets and Spices; The Baccarat Machine starring Awkwafina; Netflix’s Thai Cave Rescue series co-directed and co-produced by Jon M. Chu and Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya; and an adaptation of the bestselling novel Billion Dollar Whale.
About Red Chillies Entertainment
Red Chillies Entertainment (RCE) was founded in 2002 and ever since, the company has been on a steady growth curve in the sphere of producing high quality entertainment across platforms. Red Chillies Entertainment is one of the leading studios in the country spanning content development, production, global marketing and distribution as well as visual effects and post production through Red Chillies VFX.