Netflix turned itself into a streaming juggernaut with a slew of original shows from America, but recently the company has tapped into the huge market of international programming. Series like Dark from Germany and Fauda from Israel have become massive hits with audiences in the U.S., proving that making people read subtitles won't lead to a decrease in viewership.
The latest offering from overseas is Ghoul from India. Taking place at a remote military facility, the Hindi horror series centers around an interrogation that takes a turn for the supernatural. According to Netflix's official synopsis, "[the prisoner] turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets. You can fight the demons of this world but what about the ones that aren't?"
Take a gander at the first chilling trailer below...
While the entirety of the show's dialogue is spoken in Hindi (the national language of India), Ghoul is partly an American production from Blumhouse. As the trailer proudly announces, this is from the folks who delivered horror classics like Insidious and Get Out. Blumhouse partnered with Indian production company Phantom Films, which was responsible for the controversial yet well-received black comedy Udta Punjab, another notch in the show's belt that the trailer wastes no time in mentioning.
Check out the teaser poster:
The cast for Ghoul includes Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, Mahesh Balraj, and Mallhar Goenka.
All three episodes Ghoul's first season drop on Netflix August 24.