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Netflix has signed up its first ever original Indian drama series. The streaming service will produce an adaptation of Vikram Chandra's 2006 bestselling novel 'Sacred Games'.

The story is set in the underworld of the city of Mumbai, and features plenty of corruption, violence and money changing hands.

It will be in Hindi and English and will be shot on location in India. When released, it will be available to Netflix viewers around the world.

"Over the last few years, I've watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows," Chandra said in a statement. "I'm confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I've lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix. I'm thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films."

Phantom Films is one of India's leading production houses, and will co-produce the series.

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