Hotstar Specials, along with Friday Storytellers, is all set to launch the biggest spy action thriller of 2020. Titled Special Ops, this fast-paced 8-episode series is based on the role of Indian intelligence in a series of real terror attacks that India faced over the last 19 years. Starting with the 2001 attack on Indian Parliament, the show goes back and forth in time covering several other events including the 26/11 attack, Kashmir terror attacks, and others. It is the chase for the single mastermind behind these attacks – making it the longest manhunt in Indian Intelligence for India’s deadliest enemy.
Special Ops has been written by Neeraj Pandey, Deepak Kingrani and Benazir Ali Fida. Every aspect of the show has been conceptualized and created to deliver a high-quality thrilling experience. The series has been shot across numerous international locales including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Jordan and India.
The makers released the trailer yesterday. Check it out:
At the trailer launch, Writer-Director Neeraj Pandey, who has created the show said,
“Special Ops is a story I thought of many years ago – it’s a big idea that required a lot of patience and research to pursue and develop. With newer and exciting formats of storytelling gaining prominence, we were able to build a fabulous team to create this larger than life story that strings together many real events from the past two decades. For the first time in the history of Indian entertainment, the 2001 Indian Parliament Attack has been recreated on celluloid. That’s just one of the many big moments from the show.”
Actor Kay Kay Menon said,
“Hotstar Specials presents Special Ops offers a very unique perspective to the role of Indian intelligence. Undercover agents are the true unsung heroes of our time. On the face of it they appear just like you and me – leading a normal life and perfectly blending in the crowd – but they are constantly on duty, protecting and serving the nation from any threats. Special Ops tries to bring forth the lives of these agents that try to capture the mastermind behind several unfortunate attacks.”
Actress Divya Dutta said,
“Specials is about the longest manhunt against India’s biggest enemy – terror itself. The dynamics of the series, the treatment, sharp writing and a fast-paced storyline promises to make it an edge-of-seat series that’s never been seen on Indian screens. Even with a massive ensemble cast, every character in Special Ops is nuanced, intricate and well thought out. The way the story moves back and forth in time, while capturing real emotions is what adds to the grit of the show.”
Check out these pictures from the trailer launch: