Bard of Blood follows Indian intelligence officer Kabir (Emraan Hashmi), who goes deep inside Pakistan to rescue Indian spies held captive by the Taliban. Primarily set in the Balochistan region — staged in India — the series portrays regions with militancy, madrasas turned into hostile bases, maniacal shootouts, and all the teeth-grinding damage they cause.
Bard of Blood Web Series Cast, Episodes, Release Date, Trailer and Ratings
In late 2017, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings flew down to Mumbai to announce a deal with Shah Rukh Khan-founded Red Chillies for their first partnership: Bard of Blood, a multi-lingual action spy series based on a largely unknown book, “The Bard of Blood”, from first-time writer Bilal Siddiqi. For Netflix, it was the second major swing in India — Sacred Games had been announced, but it was yet to premiere — and quite possibly one of the biggest, considering Khan's stature in the Indian film industry. Though Khan wouldn't star in Bard of Blood himself, Netflix hoped that the 53-year-old actor-producer's attachment to the series as an (uncredited) executive producer would attract legions of new Indian subscribers to the streaming service.