Please wait...
Please wait...

Ray Donovan set for Bollywood remake

Liev Schreiber in Ray Donovan

An Indian production company is working on the first international adaptation of critically acclaimed Showtime drama Ray Donovan.

Locomotive Global has acquired the scripted remake rights to the show from CBS Studios International and will develop and produce an Indian version of the series featuring a local cast.

The firm is currently identifying broadcast and digital distribution partners for the show.

Ray Donovan follows a South Boston thug-turned-‘fixer’ for Hollywood’s elite who becomes the go-to guy for celebrities, athletes and business moguls to make their problems disappear. However, he has also plenty of problems of his own.

Starring Liev Schrieber, the US version premiered on Showtime in 2013 and is currently in production on its seventh season.

Sunder Aaron, co-founder and principal of Locomotive Global, said the Indian version would swap Hollywood for Bollywood.

“India is one of the biggest entertainment markets in the world. There is a voracious appetite for high-quality drama series throughout the region. We think Ray Donovan, with its complex and gritty storylines and strong anti-hero central character, is in sync with the themes and genres that are resonating with Indian viewers right now,” added Aaron.

Roxanne Pompa, VP of international formats for CBS Studios International, said: “India has become an increasingly important market for scripted drama and we are seeing more and more high-quality content coming from the region. Locomotive’s idea to adapt the story and iconic central character of Ray Donovan in the Indian market is both exciting and timely and we look forward to seeing how Indian viewers will respond.”

Please wait...