Acclaimed filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane is all set to adapt the memoir ‘Black Warrant’ as a web series, publisher Roli Books announced.
Narrating untold stories from inside Tihar Jail, the memoir has been written by the jail’s longest-serving superintendent Sunil Gupta and journalist Sunetra Choudhary.
The book talks about some of the most infamous criminals, including former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassin Satwant Singh and conspirator Kehar Singh, terrorist Maqbool Butt and Nirbhaya rape case convicts.
Motwane is known for serving as the showrunner for both seasons of Netflix’s popular crime-thriller web series Sacred Games. The filmmaker expressed excitement at the prospect of bringing the memoir to screens.
He said in a statement:
“I am so delighted to be collaborating with Confluence Media and Roli Books on adapting this absolutely brilliant book into a series. ‘Black Warrant’ is sensational, dramatic, and riveting, and a terrific peek into the people and workings of India’s largest jail.”
He also reacted to the news on Twitter: