'Typewriter': Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about Netflix's new horror series
A horror web television series, 'Typewriter' tells the story of a police inspector who investigates three deaths that have a common connection. The show has a typewriter as a key element and revolves around a haunted villa and a book that piques the imagination of viewers. Starring Purab Kohli, Palomi Ghosh and Sameer Kochhar in lead roles, the series is set in Goa. The short synopsis of the plot on Netflix reads: "Three young friends in Goa plan to search an old villa for ghosts, but when a new family moves in, the home’s buried past resurfaces in chilling ways."
Revealing that he had a "hard time" writing the show, Ghosh said in a statement: "I literally had to unlearn so much from my habit of writing the script of a film, which has a duration of just three hours. I have also written a short film, and this (web series) is such a long format of storytelling. I had a hard time in the beginning. The good thing is now that I am done with my first web series, I can write and direct another one with the ease I do a film. Creatively, I know the path."
Sujoy Ghosh’s maiden web series is all set to premiere on Netflix on July 19, 2019.
The official summary of the five-episode series reads, "It revolves around a haunted house in Goa and a group of young, wannabe ghost hunters determined to capture the ghost that plagues a notorious home in their neighborhood. When a new family moves into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency to solve the mystery. What follows is the story of how these five kids try to capture the ghost of Bardez Villa, all the while balancing school and staying out of trouble."
Kohli plays the role of a cop in the series. The actor has movies like 'Rock On!!', 'Woh Lamhe' and 'My Brother Nikhil' to his credit.
Other actors in the web series include Palomi Ghosh, Sameer Kochhar, Aarna Sharma, Aaryansh Malviya, KC Shankar, Palash Kamble, Aaryansh Malviya, Bijou Thaangjam, Meenacshi Martins and Mikail Gandhi.
The show has been written, directed and created by Sujoy Ghosh. The filmmaker has helmed several thriller movies like 'Kahaani', 'Kahaani 2' and 'Badla'.
A 15-second teaser posted on YouTube has been captioned: "The secrets behind the mysterious deaths in Bardez begin to unveil. What do you do when even your home isn’t safe?"
Where to watch
You can stream the series directed by Sujoy Ghosh on Netflix after it premieres on July 19.