Hell is about to be unleashed. A tunnel, which no one has dared to open for years, hides a curse that could change an entire village’s fate forever. What is the cost for those who would dare to step inside? How far would you go to battle the demons within?
Earlier today, Netflix dropped the trailer of its upcoming series Betaal that hits the service on May 24, 2020. This series promises to resurrect some of India’s darkest foes, while also threatening to corrupt the souls of our modern-day heroes. Betaal is set in a remote village, which quickly becomes the arena of a breathless battle when a two-century-old East India Company Colonel, infected with the Betaal’s curse, and his battalion of blood-thirsty zombie redcoats are released from their tomb – attacking anything with a pulse. With the CIPD (Counter Insurgency Police Department) forces pitted against the undead army, hapless civilians are trapped in a horrific, edge-of-your-seat conflict.
A horror-thriller, which brings to life familiar enemies from the past, Netflix’s Betaal is presented by Blumhouse Television and SK Global Entertainment and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment. The series is created, directed and written by Patrick Graham, and co-directed by Nikhil Mahajan and co-written by Suhani Kanwar. Starring Viineet Kumar, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai, Jitendra Joshi, Jatin Goswami, Manjiri Pupala, and Syna Anand, the series guarantees a nail-biting, horrific battle that will keep you hooked, while it explores age-old secrets and ideologies that persist to this day.
Talking about Betaal, Patrick Graham comments, “After ‘Ghoul’, I wanted to create a different kind of horror series, which was slightly more action packed and accessible. The concept of a cursed mountain containing an ancient spirit takes inspiration from Indian mythology, and it’s about time we saw some zombie redcoats in popular fiction! The series delves into India’s history, weaving its own ghost story to give backing to the action and suspense that follows. Netflix has always been supportive and nurturing towards creativity and I love working with them. I hope there is enough horror, suspense, shocks and, above all, strong characters to keep the audience hooked right up until the very end. You can expect some blood, some guts, and a lot of drama and emotion that should provide a fun binge-session for everyone at home!”