Director Nikkhil Advani is working on a new series titled 'Freedom At Midnight' that is based on the a book written by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins of the same name.
Books getting adapted into films is nothing new. But now, filmmakers are eyeing their OTT release as well. The latest one to be adapted into a political drama is the book 'Freedom at Midnight', written by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. Based on the partition of India and its most pivotal events from the subcontinent's history, the non-fiction is set to be streamed as a series on Sony Liv.
The series will be co-produced by Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment, along with StudioNext. Abhinandan Gupta, Adwitiya Kareng Das and Gundeep Kaur have written it.
Taking about the series, Nikkhil said, “This is a story every Indian should know, and I feel honoured to be able to tell it along with my partners, Monisha and Madhu, and the team of writers, along with StudioNext. The year 1947 has been etched in India’s history as the year that shaped its fate. A riveting, emotional tale of an incident that altered the course of the nation, ‘Freedom at Midnight’ is an attempt to bring to Indians the whole truth about the events that led us to our freedom - the courage, and the hope instilled in people by the personages who gave us the new India."
Produced by Emmay Entertainment and StudioNext, the series will highlight several incidents from the year of India’s independence and interconnected stories about crucial events and personalities as they play a significant role in writing the country’s history as we know it today.
Talking about the project, Danish Khan, Head - Sony Entertainment Television, Sony LIV and StudioNext said, "The book by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins is one of the most notable reads about the event that brings out the unknown facts about the incident and what ensued thereon. We are glad to have StudioNext and Emmay Entertainment coming together for this intriguing series.”