Netflix’s Indian horror series Ghoul will be released worldwide on August 24, the streaming company announced on Monday. Directed by Patrick Graham, the three-episode series features Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul in the lead. Ghoul has been produced by Phantom Films, Ivanhoe and Blumhouse.
According to the official synopsis, Ghoul centres on “a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets”.
Ghoul is Netflix’s first Indian original horror series. It also marks Phantom Films’ second collaboration with Netflix after Sacred Games. “We are extremely proud of Ghoul - and cannot wait for audiences around the world to experience an elevated horror narrative from India,” Phantom Films co-founder Vikramaditya Motwane said in a press release.
Blumhouse has previously produced the hits Get Out (2017), The Purge (2013) Insiduous (2010), and Paranormal Activity (2007.) “It has been a great experience working closely with Netflix and our partners at Phantom and Ivanhoe to produce Ghoul,” Blumhouse Productions owner Jason Blum said in the press release. “This is Blumhouse’s first foray into the horror genre in India and we’re excited to share this project with horror enthusiasts around the world.”
Ivanhoe Pictures’ Kilian Kerwin added that Ghoul is an attempt to tell a story rooted in India “in a manner that will appeal to audiences around the world”.