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.
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.
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.