Netflix and Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies are coming together for their second collaboration. Netflix India’s latest original series Betaal will be available on the streaming platform on 24 May which is debatably the first zombie horror series out of India. It follows a counter-insurgency force that’s condemned by a cursed undead British officer and his officers as they try to excavate a blocked tunnel.
Starring Viineet Kumar Singh, Jitendra Joshi, Aahana Kumra, and Suchitra Pillai, and written and directed by Patrick Graham and Nikhil Mahajan, Betaal is the first Indian series in the zombie horror space.
Viineet Kumar who rose to eminence with Mukkabaaz told a media house that he prepared for his part on Betaal as he does for any other role and that the post-production with VFX didn’t worry him while shooting. “When there’s VFX involved as part of post-production, the team you are working with plays a crucial rule. They usually take charge and give you an idea about the elements. As an actor, I do my preparation based on the script. And during the shoot for Betaal, Patrick and Nikhil took care of everything and were precise to the T,” says Viineet Kumar.
Betaal comes from the makers of Ghoul in Patrick Graham, who’s the showrunner, co-director, and co-writer, and the studio Blumhouse, known for low-budget horror films such as Get Out and Paranormal Activity.