Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming horror series, Betaal which finds a team tasked with clearing away the inhabitants of a village and their unwitting involvement in unleashing a horrific enemy.
Things go from standard operating procedure to quickly becoming the arena of a breathless battle when a two-century-old East India Company Colonel, infected with the Betaal‘s curse, and his battalion of blood-thirsty zombie redcoats are released from their tomb – attacking anything with a pulse. With the CIPD (Counter Insurgency Police Department) forces pitted against the undead army, hapless civilians are trapped in a gripping, edge-of-your-seat conflict.
Check out the trailer for Netflix’s Betaal below:
This thing is loaded with some pretty striking zombie moments and terrifying horror filtered through a unique perspective. Netflix is on a roll with their international horror series, between this and Kingdom, it seems Netflix is committed to expanding upon the zombie sub-genre and bringing the dead back to life all over the world.
Betaal stars Viineet Kumar, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai, Jitendra Joshi, Manjiri Pupala, and Syna Anand. The series’ showrunner is Patrick Graham, who previously directed the horror miniseries Ghoul for the streaming service. In a statement, Graham said:
“After Ghoul, I wanted to create a different kind of horror series, which was more action packed and accessible. The concept of a cursed mountain containing an ancient spirit takes inspiration from Indian mythology, and it’s about time we saw some zombie redcoats in popular fiction. The series weaves its own ghost story to give backing to the action and suspense that then follows.”
Netflix has released several Indian original series in 2020. First was Jamtara, followed by Taj Mahal 1989, She, and then Hasmukh. The streaming service’s most recent Indian original film was Mrs. Serial Killer. Betaal is co-produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television (a good sign), SK Global Entertainment, and Ivanhoe Productions.
Check out the poster for the series as well:
Betaal will begin streaming on Netflix starting May 24th.