Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will make his web debut with a thriller series, whose working title is “The End”.
Amazon Prime Video announced the show by Abundantia Entertainment. The multi-season show is presently under development and aims to appeal to fans of the action-thriller genre worldwide.
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke expressed her excitement about the project.
“We are announcing the big show with Akshay. It is a big thriller and will be an edge-of-the seat thriller with action and intrigue,” Salke said.
“Akshay has been personally involved in the development of the idea. He has worked closely with James [Farrell, the head of international originals] over a period of time,” she said.
“We loved Akshay’s screen evolution. He has worked on social movies, action movies,” Farrell said. “We started meeting him years ago and it has been a multi-year conversation. He wanted something action-based, not a single season but a multi-season show. He called me one day saying he has got an idea and I said, ‘Great, I am coming over’. He said he was in London, so I went to London to discuss the idea and that’s how we started work on the project.”
“From the very concept of the show, I am working closely with the team as they create this compelling and highly intriguing story,” Kumar said in a statement. “I can’t wait to start rolling for this action adventure series.
“The digital world excited me and I am delighted to make my streaming debut with this show. If I were to make a small confession here, it was my son Aarav who suggested that I make my digital debut as that’s what the youth is hooked onto. On this medium, I want to create something extraordinary and connect with them”.