'Betaal': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's latest zombie horror series

Netflix's new horror-thriller brings you the story of officials who unearth an old curse and an army of British soldier zombies


                            'Betaal': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's latest zombie horror series
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Netflix's new horror-thriller titled 'Betaal' brings you the story of officials who unearth an old curse and an army of British soldier zombies. If you enjoyed 'Game of Thrones' or 'The Walking Dead,' this upcoming Indian fictional horror is for you. While trying to displace natives off a forest they live it, officials end up learning too much about the curses in Indian mythology. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming thriller.

Release date

Season 1 of 'Betaal' will premiere on May 24, 2020.

Plot

The official synopsis reads: "A remote village becomes the theatre of a breathless battle when a two-century-old Betaal, a British Indian Army officer, and his battalion of zombie redcoats are unleashed. With Indian police pitted against the undead army, hapless villagers are trapped in a horrific, edge-of-your-seat conflict." So prepare for a colonial undead mess being set free in rural India as this exciting story reveals the consequences of unearthing a curse.

Cast

Viineet Kumar as Vikram Sirohi 

Viineet Kumar in 'The Brawler' (2017) (Imdb)

Viineet Kumar is an actor and writer known for his role as Shravan in 'The Brawler' (2017), as Danish Khan in 'Gangs of Wasseypur' (2012) and as Veer Singh in 'Bard of Blood' (2019).

The rest of the cast includes Aahana Kumra as DC 'Ahu' Ahluwalia, Suchitra Pillai as Commandant Tyagi, Jitendra Joshi as Ajay Mudhalvan and Manjiri Pupala as Puniya.

Creators

Well known for 'Ghoul', Patrick Graham serves as showrunner and writer-director on the series, along with director Nikhil Mahajan and writer Suhani Kanwar. 'Betaal' is a production of Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies with Blumhouse Television serving as executive producers.

"After Ghoul, I wanted to create a different kind of horror series, which was more action packed and accessible. The concept of a cursed mountain containing an ancient spirit takes inspiration from Indian mythology, and it's about time we saw some zombie redcoats in popular fiction. The series weaves its own ghost story to give backing to the action and suspense that then follows," said Graham said.

"Netflix has always been supportive and nurturing towards creativity and I love working with them. I hope there is enough horror, suspense, shocks and, above all, strong characters to keep the audience hooked right up until the very end. You can expect some blood, some guts, and a lot of drama and emotion that should provide an exciting binge-session for everyone at home," he continued.

Trailer

"Evil is eternal. From the makers of 'Get Out', 'Insidious', ‘Bard of Blood’ and ‘Ghoul’ comes another boundary-pushing and genre-elevating horror series. While on a mission to displace the natives of Campa forest in order to build a highway, Sirohi and his squad unwittingly unleash the curse of Betaal mountain that wreaks havoc on the people and threatens to end civilization as we know it," revealed the trailer's description.



 

Where to watch

Catch Season 1 of 'Betaal' on May 24, 2020, on Netflix.

If you like this, you'll love these:

'Ghoul'

'Get Out'

'Bard  of Blood'

'Stranger Things'

'Ghost Stories'

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