Nikkhil Advani, a filmmaker and producer, is teaming up with Disney+ Hotstar for his new series “The Empire.” Advani’s Hotstar Specials series is billed as a monumental period adventure drama portraying the origins of a dynasty.
The drama, which will be directed by Mitakshara Kumar, will follow the life of a warrior, adventurer, survivor, and inadvertent king. According to a statement from the streamer, the series promises a breathtaking visual spectacle created on a scale rarely seen before on the digital domain.
The project’s showrunner will be the director. Through their Emmay Entertainment business, he and his wife Monisha Advani will produce alongside Madhu Bhojwani.
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“Bringing alive a visually stunning world with a solid story narrative was the main aim for me, Mitakshara Kumar our director and everyone at Emmay Entertainment. Right from the story, to the star-cast and high production value – our ambition was to create a show that is larger than life; one that leaves a lasting impression on viewers,” Advani said.
“Partnering with Disney+ Hotstar has made it possible to bring this visual spectacle to life. My partners Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani and I at Emmay Entertainment are very proud to introduce the very talented Mitakshara Kumar,” he added