Following its ContentAsia Award win for its International Formats and Production business in India, BBC Studios has announced that they will be producing an Indian adaptation of hit drama series One of Us.
The breakout thriller of 2017 is set to be adapted as a Hotstar Telugu special by BBC Studios India - marking the organizations debut into the regional scripted market in India. BBC dramas have been consistently raising the quality bar for the Indian audience with shows like Criminal Justice, Out of Love, The Office, as well as being incredibly well received by the local audience.
One of Us centers on the mysterious murders of childhood sweethearts Adam Elliot and Grace Douglas, who are found dead in their home soon after their honeymoon. The two families are then forced to contend with their grief, as they search for answers and unearth consequences that hang over all of them, bringing ideas of honesty, loyalty and family into question. The four-part series was originally written by Harry and Jack Williams, the writing duo behind critically acclaimed British drama The Missing. One of Us received the highest number of nominations historically for any television production at the 2017 Scottish Royal Television Society Awards.
Sameer Gogate, Business Head of Production, India, BBC Studios said: “Hotstar is known for its focus on premium dramas and we are delighted to work with them again to deliver another high-end thriller. The great thing about adaptations are their world-wide appeal that transverse everything from cultures, to boundaries, and languages - and yet stay true to the essence of the story. We are very proud to be able to present One of Us to the Telugu audience. This marks our debut into the regional scripted market and what better way to launch than with this premium drama as a Hotstar Telugu special.”
BBC Studios in India has previously produced adaptations of enduring British formats such as Dancing with the Stars, Tonight’ s The Night, The Office, Out of Love (Doctor Foster) and Criminal Justice. The recent local adaptation of Doctor Foster - Out of Love has received an impressive set of nominations at this year's prestigious ContentAsia Awards for Best TV Format Adaptation (Scripted) in Asia and for Rasika Dugal who won the award for Best Female Lead in a TV Programme for her role as Dr Meera Kapoor.