In a country like India where cricket is seen or consumed not just like sport, but prayer and each player is treated as a deity. Amazon Prime Video understood this very quickly, and as soon as they entered the Indian market, their first original content was Inside Edge a series around cricket. The series starring Vivek Oberoi and Richa Chadha in titular role gave Amazon Prime a headstart in the diverse Indian market. Now, Netflix India has realized this, and soon they will be showcasing an eight-part series around (Indian Premier League) IPL 2018.
Netflix and Conde Nast Entertainment have partnered on developing an unscripted series around the most successful IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians. As Mumbai Indians try to win the title for the fourth time, Netflix will capture the life of players both on and off the field during IPL, the most significant cricketing event around the globe. The series will undoubtedly make an enjoyable watch as we will get to know the cricketing values and traditions followed by the team which was once led by God himself, Sachin Tendulkar.
Currently, the Mumbai Indians is led by Rohit Sharma also the Vice-Captain of Indian cricket team. The franchise has been the most successful throughout the years and has won three IPL titles (2013, 2015 & 2017) and two Champions League titles (2011 & 2014) trophies. Owned by IndiaWin Sports Pvt. Ltd, a group company of Reliance Industries Ltd an organization led by the wealthiest man in India, Anil Ambani. The franchise over the years has carved out a special place in the hearts of the audience and has a huge fan base around the globe. The series by Netflix is bound to be a successful one, and we will wait eagerly to get the glimpse of it.
Other than this Netflix has a strong line up of original series like Sacred Games, Selection Day, etc. in production which will inevitably change the Indian streaming market.