Amazon Prime Video and OML to debut six new comedy series
Amazon recently announced a brand new comedy lineup with six new comedy series created by some of India’s top comedians. Set to debut on Amazon Prime Video, and produced by OML (Only Much Louder), the new comedy series will release exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting now till February 2018. Building on the tremendous success of Amazon’s 14 Stand-Up Comedy Specials already on Prime Video, the new series will be from creators like comedians Anuvab Pal, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Sumukhi Suresh, Varun Thakur, Kenny Sebastian and Zakir Khan.
Commenting on the new comedy lineup, Vijay Subramaniam, Director, Content, Amazon Prime Video India, said, “Customers have told us how much they enjoyed Stand-Up Comedy Specials on Prime Video and we have been the leaders in defining this space for local Stand-Up comedy. So, we’re now set to launch a brand new comedy offering, created by some of the same comedians. In collaboration with OML, we’re excited to introduce six new comedy shows available exclusively and on-demand on Amazon Prime Video."
Ajay Nair, COO, Only Much Louder, said, “We are excited to work with some of the best comedy creators in the country to produce these shows. This is the first time they are creating multi-episode long form series and Amazon Prime Video is a great home for these shows given the significant commitment they have made in the last few months to make it the destination for comedy in India.”
The brand new comedy series, includes:
Going Viral Private Limited created by Anuvab Pal
Going Viral Private Limited is a mockumentary series about a company that helps anyone and everyone to buy their fifteen minutes of fame by going viral. The show stars Kunaal Roy Kapoor, Kubra Sait and Prabal Panjabi with guest appearances by Rajit Kapur, Varun Thakur, Radhika Vaz, among others. All eight episodes of the show are available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting September 2017.
Lakhon Mein Ek created by Biswa Kalyan Rath
Lakhon Mein Ek is about 15-year-old Aakash, who wants to only make mimicry videos and post them online. Instead, he finds himself in an IIT coaching institute called Genius Infinity, where he is a misfit, unable to cope with the syllabus, and placed in the notorious section D. Now, along with roommates Bakri and Chudail, Aakash will learn to answer life’s multiple-choice questions.
P.G. (working title) created by Sumukhi Suresh
P.G. (working title) is about a girl who moves cities to stalk a man she barely knows in the hopes of winning him over, all the while having to deal with a cranky landlady and a suspicious boss.
Shaitaan Haveli created by Varun Thakur
Shaitaan Haveli is a horror comedy series reminiscent of the horror movies made in the 80's. A B-grade horror film maker decides to shoot a film in a Haveli where one by one people start disappearing only to realise there is a much larger force working behind the scenes.
Die Trying created by Kenny Sebastian
Two young musicians from Bangalore are convinced that they have it in them to make it big in the music scene, no matter what people tell them. Armed with blind confidence and mediocre music, they are convinced they will make it. But will they?
Making of Sakht Launda (Working Title) created by Zakir Khan
Making of Sakht Launda (Working Title) is an autobiographical show, where Zakir Khan plays a fictionalised version of himself. He dissects his personal relationships in his typical rustic and anecdotal humour and at the same time the experience of being a small fish in a big city.
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