Digital streaming service Netflix has announced its first India-set series, based on Author Vikram Chandra's critically-acclaimed novel 'Sacred Games'. The Hindi-English series will be produced by Netflix in partnership with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films.

Set in Mumbai, 'Sacred Games' delves into the city's intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India's economic renaissance.

In a statement to PTI, author Vikram Chandra said,

"Over the last few years, I've watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows. I'm thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films,"

Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films said he is confident the partnership with Netflix will result into something exciting and creatively satisfying.

He said,

"We are very happy to start this journey with Netflix by producing Vikram's outstanding story, set in Mumbai. And we are extremely confident that, together we will create some exciting and ground-breaking television content from hereon."

This is not the first time that Anurag Kashyap of Phantom Films work has been showcased on Netflix. In the past too, his much acclaimed Gangs of Wasseypur has been aired on it in an eight part series.