ZEE5 to Make a Sci-Fi Thriller Web Series Titled Skyfire
The pioneer of groundbreaking, innovative concepts, ZEE5, along with Shabina Khan, has adapted the sci-fi/suspense novel by Aroon Raman, Skyfire, turning it into a web series of the same name.
Starring Prateik Babbar and Sonal Chuahan in the lead, supported by Jisshu Sengupta and Jatin Goswami, ZEE5 released a poster of the series.
A trio on a mission to find a missing orphan unravel a bigger, sinister plot. #Skyfire, the best-selling thriller by @AroonRaman premieres 22nd May, only on @ZEE5Premium. @prateikbabbar @sonalchauhan7 @Jisshusengupta #SkyfireOnZEE5 pic.twitter.com/uQKQ3Ekpda
— ZEE5 Premium (@ZEE5Premium) April 1, 2019
The story revolves around drastic weather fluctuations and sudden epidemics at one hand and at the other, disappearances of children from the slums in the capital, which nobody seem to care about. Journalist Chandrasekhar, historian Meenakshi Pirzada and intelligence operative Syed Ali Hassan stumble upon these unrelated events, which leads them on the path of powerful, evil force, that will leave the viewers chilled to their bones.
Directed by Soumik Sen, the series will be shot in different location such as Mumbai, Delhi, Dehradun, Kerala, and Bhutan. Sonal Chauhan, who’ll be debuting on digital with Skyfire, said in a statement. “I wanted to get into the web space, but I hadn’t found anything satisfactory. When Shabina told me about this series, I was instantly interested. I had not read the book then but now, we have been doing our readings together. I have now read the book twice. It’s an interesting concept about weather control and is in the sci-fi space. It’s going to mess with people’s heads. It’s an issue that needs to be thought about; it’s scary but fascinating.”
The series will premiere on the OTT platform on 22nd May.