ZEE5 Global collaborated with Applause Entertainment for a multi-show partnership at the end of last year. After successfully launching ‘Kaun Banegi Shikharwati’ and after announcing ‘Mithya’, which premiered on February 18, the two content giants have come together again to announce their third collaboration. ‘Bloody Brothers’, the Indian adaptation of British mystery thriller ‘Guilt’ is directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Applause in association with BBC Studios India. The series starring popular Indian actors Jaideep Ahlawat and Zeeshan Ayyub, is set to premiere on ZEE5 Global in March.
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said: “As a global platform reaching out to millions of South Asians across the globe, we at ZEE5 Global look to continually expand our rich library with content across diverse genres that will engage our viewers.
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“We are delighted to announce ‘Bloody Brothers’, our third outing with Applause Entertainment. An Indian adaptation of the hit British series ‘Guilt’, ‘Bloody Brothers’ is a darkly comic thriller brought to life by a stellar cast that is sure to keep our audiences across the globe rivetted.”
The six-part series revolves around the lives of two brothers, Jaggi and Daljeet. While the elder brother Jaggi enjoys the comfort of a wealthy and seemingly perfect life, the younger one Daljeet struggles to survive running a vintage book shop cum café. Their life spins out of control when a tragic accident occurs and distrust starts enveloping their lives, creating a rift between them and everyone around. The series has a heavy weight cast, including Tina Desai, Shruti Seth, Maya Alagh, Mugdha Godse, Satish Kaushik and Jitendra Joshi, and some edge-of-the-seat plot twists and turns.
Nimisha Pandey, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Originals, ZEE5 Global, said: “With ‘Bloody Brothers’, we add another captivating story to our content slate. It is a story of two brothers who must stick together to fight through a challenging situation. Jaideep and Zeeshan are an absolute delight as Jaggi and Daljeet.
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“I am extremely happy to have partnered with Sameer, Applause and BBC Studios India on this series packed with unexpected plot twists and black humour. The show cannot be boxed in one genre and that is one of the many fascinating things about it. We are very excited for the viewers to experience this tale.”
Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment, added: ‘Bloody Brothers’ is a deliciously twisted tale of brotherhood, love, crime and drama. With a show packed with powerful performances and a riveting plot, we are happy to continue creating unique, popular and distinctive entertainment for our audiences across the globe.”