Netflix & Excel Entertainment sign multi-year deal for shows

Netflix and Excel Entertainment have signed a deal for various shows over a period of years. Two of these are tentatively titled ‘Dabba Cartel’ and ‘Queen of the Hill’.

The former is based on five women in charge of a drug cartel, while the latter highlights the story of two ambitious women in the backdrop of 1960s Mumbai.

Excel Entertainment is owned by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The production house has delivered a number of theatrical hits, including ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, ‘Rock On!’ and ‘Lakshya’.

It has also created popular and acclaimed series for Amazon Prime Video such as ‘Inside Edge’, ‘Mirzapur’ and ‘Made in Heaven’.

Akhtar and Sidhwani said in a statement: “Our partnership with Netflix marks a new global chapter for Excel Entertainment after 20 eventful years in storytelling. We’re excited with the opportunity to create a variety of extraordinary stories to entertain people in India and around the world. We are thrilled to begin this next chapter with Netflix.”

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Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani

Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content, Netflix India said: “We are excited to join hands with Excel Entertainment, one of India’s path-breaking creative studios. They have continuously pushed the boundaries of entertainment and given us stories that have stood the test of time. We are delighted to welcome them to Netflix.”

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