The teaser of MX Player’s series Queen based on the life of former TN Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa is out now. Helmed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and Kidaari fame Prasath Murugesan, the series has music by Darbuka Siva with actor Ramya Krishnan essaying the title role. Anikha Surendran will play the younger version and Anjana Jayaprakash will play the teenage JJ. While Indrajith Sukumaran has been roped in to play MGR, Gautham Vasudev Menon will also feature in a small role.
The teaser opens with the school girl (Anikha Surendran) addressing a gathering at her school hall and closes with the Chief Minister Jaya (Ramya Krishnan) addressing a political gathering, indicating her life that came a full circle. In between we find the schoolgirl thrilled looking at her exam results, emerging as the state topper and the girl’s transition into an actress at the age of 18 (Anjana Jayaprakash).
The makers took to Twitter to release the teaser on Sunday.
State Topper. Superstar Heroine. Youngest Chief Minister.
A gripping story of the QUEEN awaits you! #QueenIsComing@meramyakrishnan @menongautham @Murugesanprasad#Queen #MXOriginalSeries #MXPlayer #Ace2Three #FanFight pic.twitter.com/w8km3L2dWu
— MX Player (@MXPlayer) December 1, 2019
Queen will run for three seasons, with the first season running for eleven episodes. Sources close to the production told Silverscreen that the first season will dwell on JJ’s childhood and end with her entry into politics. It will talk about all the struggles she faced and how she unwillingly entered the film industry. “All the characters’ names have been altered carefully with no direct reference to any of the politicians.” added the source.
Silverscreen recently spoke to Gautham Vasudev Menon who said that his associate Reshma had penned the script. “It’s nice to bring my sensibilities to someone else’s writing,” he said. The series will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Bengali. The series’ trailer will drop on Thursday, December 5 while the air date is yet to be announced.
Watch the teaser here.