Filmmaker Hansal Mehta Is preparing to collaborate with Netflix for the upcoming character drama series Scoop, Streamer announced Tuesday. Inspired by Jigna Vora’s biography The Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison, Scoop was created by Mehta and Mrinmayee Lagu Waikul. The series recently began shooting under production company Matchbox Shots. According to Netflix, Scoop is a character drama that marks the journey of crime journalist Jagrati Pathak. “Her world collapses when she is convicted of the brutal murder of a fellow journalist, Jaideb Sen, and ends up in jail with those who once reported her.”
Mehta, who is known for his acclaimed projects like Scam 1992, Shahid and Aligarh, said that when he read Vora’s book, he was compelled to bring the story to life on screen.
“We’ve already started filming. I’m excited about my first collaboration with Netflix. The best stories can only benefit from a service that can reach a large audience. Scoop is such a story. We can reach out to audiences around the world.” Along with the maker matchbox shots, I’m trying to delve deeper into a story of our medieval time and the human cost of the stories we use. On a daily basis, “said the filmmaker, Sanjay Routhray, producer of Matchbox Shots.” Filming as a series is a clear choice for us as it gives us an opportunity to examine the characters and their emotions more closely. For a heartbreaking story, only a mastermind like Hansel Mehta can do full justice. “He’s a natural when it comes to bringing such hard, real life stories to life. Honestly, our collaboration with Hansal and Netflix has been seamlessly deployed, which is an ideal combination for stellar story telling,” he added.