Earlier last year, Hotstar Specials announced that it will be collaborating with Neeraj Pandey (A Wednesday, Special 26, M.S, Dhoni: The Untold Story) for a project. This international spy thriller show, we hear now, is titled Special Ops. This marks the digital debut of the director.
According to a statement from the makers, the show follows a 19-year timeline, and is centred around events that are of national significance. The show is being shot across multiple locations across countries, including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Jordan, and India.
Produced by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia for Friday Storytellers – the digital arm of Friday Filmworks, the show will be co-directed by Pandey and Shivam Nair. The show has also been written by Pandey, along with Deepak Kingrani, and Benazir Ali Fida.
Speaking to the media about this collaboration, Neeraj Pandey said, “We have been at the forefront of creating genre-defining content and are excited to collaborate with Hotstar Specials for our first digital series. We have made sure that our writing will help recreate real-life events with authenticity, and I am sure that viewers will watch this and realise the impact of these events in our lives.”
Further details about the show are awaited. Hotstar Specials’ other original shows include Roar of the Lion, Criminal Justice, and Hostages.