ZEE5 is a digital platform known for its variations and innovative concepts. This time it is coming up with India’s first sci-fi web series titled ‘Skyfire’.
A source revealed, ” ZEE5, along with Shabina Khan (producer of Rowdy Rathore and Gabbar Is Back), has bought the rights to Aroon Raman’s book Skyfire, which is also the title of the show. There has never been a series in this space. Soumik Sen will be directing it.”
“Prateik Babbar and Sonal Chauhan will be the leads. They will be joined by Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta and Jatin Goswami,” adds the source.
Sonal will be seen in the role of a historian, Meenakshi Pizarda, while Prateik will play a journalist named Chandrasekhar.
The web series is expected to go on floors in Mumbai this month and will be shot at other locations like Delhi, Dehradun, Kerala, and Bhutan.
India is hit by a series of freak weather disturbances and starting epidemics that threaten to bring the country to its knees. At the same time, children disappear from the slums in the capital and nobody seems to care. Stumbling upon these strange and seemingly unrelated incidents, journalist Chandrasekhar, historian Meenakshi Pirzada and intelligence operative Syed Ali Hassan follow a trail. They find themselves in the drawing rooms of Delhi’s glittering high society and eventually end up in Bhutan. Here, it all ends in a terrifying climax, where they come face to face with a powerful and evil force.