Filmmaker Siddharth Roy Kapur’s manufacturing home, Roy Kapur Films (RKF) has acquired the rights to adapt author William Dalrymple’s book “The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of The East India Company” into a series. Encompassing a interval from 1599 to 1802, the book traces the rise of The East India Company in opposition to the decline and fall of the storied Mughal Empire.
Roy Kapur mentioned he intends to put collectively a workforce of worldwide writers and showrunners to create a series that can be “pathbreaking in scale and quality“.
“I believe that stories that are compelling, relevant and authentic have the potential to resonate with audiences across all nationalities and cultures. William Dalrymple’s epic tale of The East India Company is one such story,” the producer mentioned in a press release.
Roy Kapur, who backed movies reminiscent of “The Sky is Pink” and “Yeh Ballet” underneath RKF, mentioned that adaptation of the book is related within the present occasions as there’s a debate round companies and people amassing energy to “wield control over minds and nations”.
“What could be more relevant to global viewers than the true story of the takeover of an entire subcontinent by a small trading company,” he added.
Author-historian Dalrymple, who’s on board as a marketing consultant for the venture, mentioned he hasn’t written a book extra “obviously crying out to be adapted” than “The Anarchy”.
“I’m very excited looking at the initial treatment note, talking about the various ways to bring this book alive and to bring the characters I’ve been living with over the last 6 years onto the screen… So that everyone else can see them in flesh and blood.
“It’s an incredibly exciting moment and I have high expectations of this project,” he added.
The pre-production work on the series is anticipated to begin quickly.