Applause Entertainment, along with Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Film & TV and Sunder Aaron’s Locomotive Global are set to collaborate for a huge international series based on an Indian guru.
The show titled ‘Seeker’ is being planned as a multi-season drama chronicling the life of an Indian guru, according to Deadline. It will follow the journey of a man who starts with noble intentions, but after his incredible rise to global fame he finds his empire too complicated to handle.
Chadha told the publication, “As an international director and producer, I have observed that both the Indian and global audiences have evolved and are leaning towards global/universal form of storytelling. With this show, our effort is to reach the audiences across borders and I am excited about this creative collaboration with Sameer Nair and his team at Applause along with Sunder Aaron.”
Applause Entertainment boasts of Indian adaptions of ‘The Office’, ‘Criminal Justice’ and ‘Hostages’. Talking about the new show, Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment said, “We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Gurinder Chadha and Sunder Aaron. Gurinder is a great storyteller, touching audiences over the years with her fun, heartwarming and true to life portrayals of the human condition. Coupled with the distribution expertise of Locomotive Global, we aspire to present this original series on a global platform. Blurring the lines between human and divine, Seeker appeals to a universal, global, sensibility.”
Aaron added, “Applause Entertainment in only a span of two years have made an extremely strong foothold as content producers in India. We are excited to be part of their mission to tell stories that also make waves around the world,” said Aaron. “We are thrilled to partner with the creative muscles of Bend It Film & TV on this compelling and unique narrative project. Together we are working with a talented and dedicated team of writers who are developing this high-end drama and we’re looking forward to presenting it to our global audience.”