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Streaming giant, Netflix has announced three new original shows from India.

Horror series ‘Ghoul’ based on Arabic folklore starring Radhika Apte, ‘Leila’ based on Prayaag Akbar’s book of the same name and ‘Crocodile’, a young adult mystery thriller from Binky Mendez. With these three new shows, it ups Netflix’s Indian content to seven shows, which include ‘Sacred Games’, ‘Selection Day’, ‘Again’, and ‘Bard of Blood’.

“We are proud to continue to invest in original content in India. These three series, from the scary to the supernatural, represent the tremendous diversity that Indian storytelling holds for a global audience,” Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to work with some of the world’s most talented writers and producers to bring these stories to life for India and the world.”

‘Ghoul’, a horror series based on Arabic folklore, is set in a covert detention centre. Nida, a newly minted interrogator who turned in her own father as an anti-government activist, arrives at the centre to discover that some of the terrorists held there are not of this world. Written and directed by Patrick Graham, this unique and gripping series, with a supernatural twist, traces Nida’s battle for survival.

‘Leila’, from writer and executive producer Urmi Juvekar, based on a book by Prayaag Akbar, tells the story of Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 years earlier. Set in the near future, this inventive, boundary-breaking story centres around longing, faith and loss.

‘Crocodile’, written by Binky Mendez, is a young adult murder mystery thriller series set in the seaside state of Goa. When her best friend goes missing, Mira sets out on her own investigation, uncovering secrets among her friends, romantic relationships and community.

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