Mumbai : After the success of shows like Rangbaaz, The Final Call,Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone, ZEE5 now announces its latest marquee original – POISON. Starring Arbaaz Khan,Tanuj Virwani, Freddy Daruwala and Riya Sen in lead roles, the ten episode web series premieres on 19th April. Produced by Altus Media, directed by Jatin Wagle and written by Shiraz Ahmed, the show is a dark mystery thriller with multi-layered characters, each having their own hidden agendas.
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Set in Goa, the story kicks off when Ranveer (played by Tanuj Virwani), a man who has just come out of jail after serving a sentence, starts of on a journey of danger, intrigue and secrets with a thirst for revenge. It depicts a man on a mission; so focused that he won’t let anything distract him or get in his way, neither the beautiful beaches of Goa and the life there, nor love.
Speaking about the show,Jatin Wagle, Director, said, “The web medium has given wings to content that cannot be shown in a two or three-hour format and needs a longer duration format for bringing alive the story. I am glad that I had the backing of a platform like ZEE5 and the cast who had the confidence to present the show the way I had envisioned it.”
Manish Aggarwal, Business Head, ZEE5 India said, “All our marquee originals have been well received by the audience – both in terms of views and subscriptions. Today, we are the fastest growing OTT platform in the country and are committed to bringing intriguing and gripping stories for our subscribers. Poison is an edge-of-your-seat thriller which will appeal mainly to the male audience across the 18-34 age group. With a strong script and a brilliant cast, we are confident that it will take the subscribers on a thrilling ride this summer.”