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‘Mirzapur’ Creator Puneet Krishna Closes Netflix Deal For Upcoming Series 2 – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has recruited Puneet Krishna, the up-and-coming Indian showrunner and writer, to exclusively create its next two series for the platform.

Details on the shows are currently being kept under wraps, beyond the plans being a dark comedy and a drama respectively. They are both expected to be in production in early 2022.

Krishna made a name for himself on a pair of Amazon series. He co-created and served as showrunner and lead writer on Mirzapur, Excel Entertainment’s popular crime show that was renewed for a third season by the streamer in November. Previously, he was a writer on Amazon’s first original series in India, Inner edge. Its debut was another Excel Entertainment project, satire Bangistan, which he co-wrote.

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Mumbai and Los Angeles-based Tulsea agency represents Krishna and made and negotiated the deal with Netflix on behalf of the writer.

Puneet Krishna said of the deal: “My association with Netflix is ​​in line with my view of myself as a storyteller and the development of my work as I envisioned it. Globally, Netflix provides a dynamic space for creators and has succeeded in creating a vibrant storytelling culture for writers through the unique approach and instant global reach it offers. I admire their keen sense of innovation which offers creative talents like me limitless possibilities for growth and development. I continue to be grateful to the audience who loved my past work and hope I can continue to entertain them as I begin this new chapter.

Monika Shergill, Vice President of Content, Netflix India added, “Great stories can come from anywhere and be loved anywhere. At Netflix, we’re always looking to partner with the best storytellers from around the world. We want to be the home of the best creators so that we can tell varied and authentic stories. Puneet is without a doubt one of India’s best storytellers and we are huge fans of his powerful and inventive writing. We are delighted to welcome Puneet and look forward to bringing their passion and vision to life on Netflix. “

Tulsea represents the creators behind successful Indian works, including Paatal Lok, Bombay Begums, Sacred Games, Delhi Crime, and many others. The company is also present in other emerging markets in Asia and Africa, and works as a consultant for media entities and technology / media investment funds looking to identify opportunities in these markets.

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