Neeraj Pandey has revealed that his new web series, titled The Freelancer, will soon be digitally premiered on OTT. The show features Anupam Kher in a brand new role, as well as Mohit Raina. Neeraj serves as the showrunner, while Bhav Dhulia directs it, and it is scheduled to be released on September 1.
The show is based on the bestselling 2017 book, A Ticket to Syria by Shirish Thorat. Additionally, the cast includes Kashmira Pardeshi, Sushant Singh, John Kokken, Navneet Malik, and Gauri Balaji.
On Monday afternoon, an online teaser was released featuring a collection of brief clips from the show, as well as glimpses of the show’s sets.
Check out the teaser here:
Anupam is briefly shown in the teaser, but his new appearance, which includes a short beard, is unexpected.
Speaking about the series, Pandey said in a press statement, “The Freelancer is a high-scale thriller series that unfolds an extraordinary rescue operation of a young girl held against her will in a war-torn Syria. It’s based on Shirish Thorat’s book, A Ticket to Syria, which narrates the true story of Aliya. The series is driven by a powerhouse ensemble cast with Mohit Raina essaying the role of the freelancer, Anupam Kher as the analyst Dr. Khan, Kashmira Pardeshi as Aliya and other actors portraying unique characters. The series has been shot across multiple locations internationally and recreates a world that’s largely unexplored and unseen. Bhav Dhulia and the entire Friday Storytellers team has worked immensely hard putting this together, and I hope the audiences love it.”