We need unique and fresh stories in our films and books. Their inspiration or source can be from anywhere. Even the most unlikeliest of sources can prove to be an inspiration for films and TV series. One such source has turned out to be the base for a new tv series for Amazon Prime.
Titled as ‘The Jungle Prince Of Delhi’, the story is a 2020 Pulitzer Price Finalist and featured in the New York Times. It is being adapted into a drama series for Amazon. Renowned filmmaker, Mira Nair is going to do this as per ‘Variety’.
Ellen Barry has written the story, which tells truth about the royal family of Oudh. The family lived in a ruined palace in Delhi and claimed to be the heirs of the fallen kingdom.
Earlier, Nair had adopted ‘A Suitable Boy’, for BBC. She is known for directing films such as Monsoon Wedding, Salam Bombay!, The Namesake and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. She’ll also serve as an executive producer.
Apart from her, the executive producers of the film are Stacey Snider, Jane Featherstone, Kate Fenske of SISTER, Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff of Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, Christina Lurie of Fourth and Twenty Eight Films, and Barry and Caitlin Roper, head of scripted entertainment for The New York Times.
Talking about the project in an interview, Roper said :
“Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ellen Barry’s beautifully written tale of the Oudh family revealed deeper truths rooted in the violence and trauma of the partition of India,
Since its publication, The Times has been searching for the right partners to expand the story’s reach and we are thrilled to work with the incomparable Mira Nair, and to be producing The Jungle Prince series with Amazon Studios alongside Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, SISTER and Fourth and Twenty Eight Films, she added further.