Manoj Bajpayee to star in Raj & DK's Amazon series
The new action-drama series, The Family Man, will also feature National Film Award-winner Priyamani
Amazon Prime Video has ordered a new action-drama series, The Family Man, with actor Manoj Bajpayee in the lead. The new series will be helmed and produced by director duo Raj & DK and will also feature National Film Award-winner Priyamani, the streaming giant said in a statement.
The director duo says, "We have been itching to do a long-format story for a few years now, and have been holding back for the right platform. Amazon has become synonymous with producing high-quality Originals around the world, and have a different approach to bringing stories to life. We are thrilled to collaborate with them on The Family Man."
About the series, Raj & DK add, "It is an edgy drama-action series with a touch of wry humour, drawing from real incidents, which Indian and global audiences will love. It strikes a balance between middle-class slice-of-life and action-drama. The show follows a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Intelligence Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job."
Manoj Bajpayee, who plays this middle-class man, says, "There is a lot of content out there for people to watch, so it becomes essential for us to not only make our series sincerely and sensitively, but also to tell a unique story. The Family Man tells an important story that pays tribute to the everyday heroes whose sacrifices go unsung. And what can be better than making one's digital debut under the direction of talented Raj & DK whilst associating with a wide-reaching digital platform like Amazon Prime Video."
The series also stars Sharib Hashmi, Neeraj Madhav, Sharad Kelkar, Sunny Hinduja, and Shreya Dhanwantary. It will be released next year in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu in India and 200 other countries.