On Tuesday, Netflix announced that actor Randeep Hooda will lead its upcoming revenge drama titled CAT. The series will be jointly directed by showrunner Balwinder Singh Janjua along with Rupinder Chahal and Anutej Singh.
According to a press release, CAT is a crime thriller set against the backdrop of the Punjab hinterlands. The story is about an innocent man who is thrown into a deep, drug trafficking conspiracy amongst gang lords, cops, and political bodies.
Talking about the series, Hooda, who has previously collaborated with Netflix on the Chris Hemsworth-starrer Extraction, said in a statement, “Working with Netflix is always a pleasure. I had a tremendous time during Extraction and the love it got me from around the world was phenomenal. CAT again has all the elements to appeal to a global audience. It has given me an opportunity to explore new facets as an actor, with a simple but intriguing script. Can’t wait to see the audience reaction to the series.”
Hooda also took to his social media page to release the series poster.
Janjua, who has previously written films like Saand Ki Aankh and Mubarakan, recently finished making the Sony Pictures social comedy film Tera Kya Hoga Lovely, also featuring Hooda alongside Ileana D’cruz.
According to the press release, Janjua wanted to showcase an era in Punjab that marked a surge in drug trafficking. This period from the early 2000s will be portrayed in CAT. The series is produced by Movie Tunnel Productions, in association with Jelly Bean Entertainment.
A release date is yet to be announced for the series.
Apart from CAT, Hooda will also be seen in an upcoming web series Inspector Avinash, based on a real-life cop from UP. The series also features Urvashi Rautela, Mahesh Manjrekar, Rajneesh Duggal, Govind Namdev, Freddy Daruwala, Adhyayan Suman, Priyanka Bose, Amit Sial, and Abhimanyu Singh.