Excel Entertainment to produce Dabba Cartel, Queen of the Hill for Netflix
Netflix has entered a multi-year partnership with Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's production house
Netflix on Wednesday announced a multi-year partnership with Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment. Excel will produce a range of stories under its series banner Excel Media & Entertainment for Netflix, beginning with two projects tentatively titled Dabba Cartel and Queen of the Hill.
Dabba Cartel is a story of five housewives who run a high stakes secret cartel. Queen of the Hill chronicles the dynamic relationship between two ambitious women in 60s Mumbai.
Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content, Netflix India, said, “We are excited to join hands with Excel Entertainment, one of India’s path-breaking creative studios. They have continuously pushed the boundaries of entertainment and given us stories that have stood the test of time. We are delighted to welcome them to Netflix.”
Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar jointly stated, “Our partnership with Netflix marks a new global chapter for Excel Entertainment after 20 eventful years in storytelling. We’re excited with the opportunity to create a variety of extraordinary stories to entertain people in India and around the world. We are thrilled to begin this next chapter with Netflix.”
In Bollywood, Netflix had previously announced a partnership with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his debut series Heeramandi.