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Betaal: Netflix Releases Trailer for New Blumhouse Horror Series

After Kingdom and Train to Busan brought zombie horror to South Korea, Netflix is bringing the horror sub-genre to India in a new original series titled Betaal.

Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for Betaal, from Indian production company Red Chillies and co-produced by Blumhouse Television and SK Global Entertainment. The series sees a small village living in the shadow of a cursed mountain deep within the forests of India, threatened with displacement by a planned highway.

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As the authorities come to move the villagers, a tunnel through the mountain is breached to proceed with construction. However, this unleashes a wave of ravenous zombies that were imprisoned for centuries since British colonial rule.

Weaving classic tropes of the zombie sub-genre with elements of Indian folklore and mythology, the series is a terrifying twist on a familiar premise. The co-production marks Blumhouse Productions continuing to expand its television content after adapting its successful Purge franchise on TNT.

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Directed by Patrick Graham and Nikhil Mahajan, Betaal stars Viineet Kumar Singh, Jitendra Joshi, Aahana Kumra and Suchitra Pilla. The series arrives on Netflix May 24.

Netflix has released a trailer for Betaal, an Indian horror series from Blumhouse following ravenous zombies striking from a cursed mountain.

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