A late-night encounter takes a nightmarish turn in the upcoming Hotstar Specials web series Criminal Justice, the trailer of which was released on Thursday. Starring Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff, Pankaj Tripathi, Anupriya Goenka and Mita Vashisht, the series is a remake of the acclaimed 2008 BBC show of the same name. Vishal Furia and Tigmanshu Dhulia are the directors.

Massey plays Aditya, who, after giving an attractive passenger a ride in his cab one night, winds up at her home. One alcohol-fuelled hook-up later, he wakes up to find his companion dead, and blood on his hands. All evidence points to him, but Aditya insists he’s innocent. Trouble is, he doesn’t remember much about that night. In comes Tripathi’s lawyer, who claims he can get Aditya out of prison but whose means are unconventional. Shroff plays Aditya’s father in the series. Tripathi and Massey were earlier seen together in Amazon Prime Video’s Mirzapur, which is due for a second season.

The series will be released on Hotstar on April 5.

Criminal Justice is an adaptation of the five-episode first season of the British series of the same name, which featured Ben Whishaw as the murder accused. The BBC series returned for another five-episode run in 2009, with a new storyline and cast.

Criminal Justice teaser (2019).