Streaming giant Netflix has approved the first original web series from Pakistan. The upcoming Pakistani series on the platform will comprise 3 seasons and 13 episodes each. Given that Netflix is sponsoring the series, the budget for each episode will be reportedly big.
Journalist Hasan Kazmi first announced the news on a micro-blogging website. He wrote in a tweet, “#Netflix finally approves its first original web series from Pakistan. 3 seasons, 13 episodes each with a huge budget. Details will be shared soon. #NetflixOriginals #Pakistan #Webseries. ”
From there, it has reached far and wide, and everyone is super excited.
— Hasan Kazmi (@hasankazmi_) February 19, 2022
Why is this a huge achievement?
Netflix investing in the Pakistani entertainment industry is a huge step forward, given that our industry here doesn’t receive funding quickly or easily. Investors face many issues while investing in Pakistan, which makes it not a great place to invest in.
Last year, Asim Abbasi’s highly controversial series Churails was released on Zee5, an Indian streaming service. The content of the series was out of the ordinary, so the government decided to block payment for the Indian video-on-demand service. Pakistanis no longer had access to the streaming site and so could not watch the show through proper channels. With such decisions, platforms are further not interested in investing here.
The platforms and investment are already limited, and these decisions make a significant impact on the growth of our entertainment industry.
Produced by ISPR? https://t.co/NWBsPYRklo
— Anas. (@teepusahab) February 19, 2022
I bet I’m not in a single one of these 😤 https://t.co/mNWAZbSk7F
— Sabah Bano Malik (@sabahbanomalik) February 19, 2022
This is big news!
That’s Big! https://t.co/UBUGdkSUfC
— Rabia Anum Obaid (@RabiaAnumm) February 19, 2022
Hopefully, the content will be better.
Hope it’s not a shit fest they make for the local channels. That would be so unfair! https://t.co/FGR8mLgYLt
— Ayesha (@ayeshaesque) February 19, 2022
Just another reason why platforms are not interested in investing in our country
Waiting for religious parties to protest against Netflix https://t.co/OesUOup2wF
— Yaseen Sani (@Sarkarsani) February 19, 2022
This is exciting https://t.co/4XasdEsM08
— Khizra (@KhizM) February 19, 2022
“All new content creators should aspire to release their productions on these web platforms. This is the new cinema”, wrote a Twitter user.
Good stuff. All new content creators should aspire to release their productions on these web platforms. This is the new cinema. https://t.co/CjcWDGy0q1
— Mohammad Waqas (@mwaqassh) February 19, 2022
The details have not been released as yet. However, people have already started to guess what the series might be
I think It’s JBHSSL by farhat ishtiaq if they’re making a web series base a on novel https://t.co/ZkNeBLdEXz
— sadiajeelani (@JeelaniSadia) February 19, 2022
“Netflix is finally commissioning content from Pakistan”.
This is great news. Netflix finally commissioning content from Pakistan 👏🏼 https://t.co/R90CX57mzY
— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) February 19, 2022
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