Vipul Shah to turn Commando franchise into a series
Vidyut Jammwal will be replaced by a new actor as Para SF Captain Karan Singh Dogra in the series
Action movie franchise Commando is set to be adapted into a series on Disney+ Hotstar. Backed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the series will retell the action saga in a new format.
The new show will feature Para SF Captain Karan Singh Dogra’s (originally played by Vidyut Jammwal) adventures in finer details, giving viewers a close look at his life and mission. The creators are currently on the search for a fresh face to portray the character.
Commenting on the series, Vipul Amrutlal Shah said, “It's an absolute pleasure and joy to extend the action franchise like Commando into the OTT world. The franchise has been very special because we launched the supremely talented Vidyut Jammwal and it went on to become one of the most successful action franchises.
It will be very exciting as this is going to be another experiment with the same franchise that has never happened in India. Commando as a film only has Vidyut Jammwal but OTT will launch a new Commando. Moreover, action is a genre that is pretty unexplored on OTT in India so in that sense, it will be a new thing for the OTT, so it will be fun to do that. I am super thrilled to associate with Disney+ Hotstar after “Human” as they are an amazing team with great vision."
Gaurav Banerjee, Head- Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star said, “Commando is an action film franchise that has developed a cult following and we are excited to announce today it’s reimagining as a web series. Delighted to associate with Producer Director Vipul A Shah as he takes the Commando character to a digital canvas."