Ronnie Screwvala and Ramesh Krishnamoorthy are co-producing a storey based on the 1984 ‘Bhopal Gas Tragedy.’ A cloud of deadly gas emerged from an American pesticide plant in the city, killing and injuring thousands of people. The show will be based on the book ‘Five Past Midnight in Bhopal: The Epic Story of the World’s Deadliest Industrial Disaster,’ from which the creators will borrow characters, eyewitness testimony, and other details.
The recent update states that director Richie Mehta, who last directed Delhi Crime have collaborated with the producers to write and direct the show. The show will ne co-written by Shaun Mehta.
While talking about this project, Ronnie Screvwala earlier told Variety, “A breath-taking story, compellingly told, this story needs to be adapted for screen with the importance and scale as that of ‘Chernobyl.’ A series that will keep you on the edge of your seat, touch your heart, provoke your anger and compassion. It will challenge the determination and implementation of international policy while also celebrating the spirit of human endeavor against all odds. There isn’t a better time for this story to be told.”
The web series will start rolling in the early 2022.