The first original that Netflix announced in India, now has a launch date. Bard of Blood is all set to start streaming on September 27, 2019. The Emraan Hashmi starer, spy series with 7 episodes, will be launched at the same time exclusively on Netflix to 149 million users across 190 countries.
The First official teaser was out today tweeted by Netflix India. Which was further promoted by Shah Rukh Khan.
As part of Netflix's deal with Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies Entertainment, the series will feature actors such as Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Shobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari, Gaurav Verma and Rajit Kapoor amongst others. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, Bard of Blood is based on a book of the same name written by Bilal Siddiqui.
The official synopsis: “The story is about four Indian intelligence officers belonging to the Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) who are compromised, before they can relay an important piece of information to India. They get captured and are about to be decapitated. The stakes are high. Back in India, the intelligence veteran Sadiq Sheikh, the handler of the captured agents, realizes he must spearhead a clandestine mission to rescue his men. He reaches out to a former spy and now professor of Shakespeare, Kabir Anand – a man who knows the terrain and politics of Balochistan inside out. Kabir must connect the dots from the cryptic information that he has at his disposal. The only way for Kabir to get the answers is to embark upon a dangerous journey and complete unfinished business.”