Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group announced the development of a major high-end production for the international market.


Shekhar Kapur, the award-winning film director behind Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age as well as Bollywood smash hits Mr. India, Masoom and Bandit Queen has signed a deal with Endemol Shine Group to bring to life the trilogy of best-selling novels by acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh.


Ghosh’s masterpiece, which begins with Sea of Poppies, continues with River of Smoke and concludes with Flood of Fire, has already achieved classic status and is seen as a landmark of twenty-first century literature.


The agreement also brings together Endemol Shine Group companies, Artists Studio (The Fall) and Endemol Shine India (Test Case) who will produce the drama in partnership with TV packaging consultancy service DoveTale Media who initially acquired the rights to the books.