Amazon Prime Video announced today that it has started production on an upcoming Amazon Original Series, which has yet to be titled, starring Shahid Kapoor. The thriller-comedy is created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK and will mark the digital debut of actor Shahid Kapoor. Filled with the dark and ironic humor of Raj and DK, the series will mark the director duo’s new collaboration with Amazon Prime Video following the spectacular success of The man of the family which streams on Amazon Prime Video to over 240 countries and territories. The show is co-written by Sita R Menon, Suman Kumar and Hussain Dalal.
“At Amazon Prime Video, we are proud to welcome some of the best talent and storytellers from India and around the world,” said Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video, India.
“Shahid Kapoor is an incredibly gifted actor and we are delighted to have him join the Prime Video family with a brand new, exciting collaboration with Raj and DK. This is an original and unique combination that we are sure our customers will like! “
Referring to his digital beginnings, Shahid Kapoor said, “I have been keen to collaborate with Raj and DK for quite some time. My favorite Indian show on Amazon Prime Video is The Family Man. I couldn’t think of anyone better than them for my digital debut. Amazon Prime Video is a fabulous service and it’s a privilege to work with them. I loved the idea of the story when I first heard it and since then it has been an exciting adventure so far! I can’t wait to share this series with the public. “
“For us, the goal is always to challenge ourselves to do better with every movie or series we make.” said the designer duo Raj and DK. “It’s our favorite script and it’s really a labor of love. We found a perfect match in Shahid! He has always been our first choice for this series. We hit it off immediately and have been on the same page since the first time we spoke. Shahid is an exciting actor to watch and to work with! The intensity he brings to his roles is incredible. Our long-standing relationship with Amazon Prime Video makes us feel more responsible for every show we do with them. They have been fantastic partners. And we can’t wait to create this series! “
There will soon be an announcement about the surprise cast featured in the series starring Shahid Kapoor.
The new series will join the thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalog. These include Indian films Soorarai Pottru, V, CU Soon, Nishabhdam, Halal Love Story, Middle Class Melodies, Maara, Bheemasena Nalamaharaja, Mane No.13, Penguin, Law, Sufiyum Sujatayum, Ponmagal Vandhal, French Biriyani, Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi, Coolie No. 1, Durgamati, Chhalaang, among others, as well as Amazon Original series produced in India like Bandish Bandits, Tandav, Breathe: Into The Shadows, Paatal Lok, The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, Four More Shots Please S1 and 2, The Family Man, Mirzapur S1 and S2, Inside Edge S1 and S2, and Made In Heaven and the award-winning and critically acclaimed Amazon Original world series like Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and the wonderful Mrs. Maisel. All of this is available at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi and Bengali.
Prime members will be able to watch the new series anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and more. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes to their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.
Customers can also watch the new series by subscribing to Prime Video Mobile Edition. Prime Video Mobile Edition is a single user mobile plan. All Airtel customers with prepaid bundle packs get a 30-day free trial of Prime Video Mobile Edition. Subsequently, customers can activate Mobile Edition via top-up bundles starting from an introductory offer of ₹ 89.
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