Applause Entertainment partners with Case Closed Entertainment and Locomotive Global for ‘pro-serial’ drama series

Sameer Nair, Sunder Aaron, Benjamin Anderson, Simon Mirren

Applause Entertainment in partnership with Locomotive Global Inc. collaborated with Simon Mirren and his partner Benjamin Anderson to develop a ‘Crime Pro-serial Drama’. “Pro-serial” is a term that refers to a procedural drama series with some serialized elements in the storylines.

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Mirren brought the global phenomenon to India and was the creative force behind shows like ‘Waking The Dead’, ‘Spooks’, ‘Without A Trace’, ‘Versailles’ and the 15-year series ‘Criminal Minds’.

Case Closed, Mirren and his partner Anderson’s company team up with Applause and Locomotive on a pro-serial district project.

Mirren will build a creative ecosystem based on his years of expertise to enable local writers to run the show. He and Ben will then continue to work together to fully develop and produce the series. This new approach to all stages of the creative process is supported by the creative and production teams of both Locomotive and Applause.

It all starts with dedicated writers who will work closely with the team and have the opportunity to explore the creative, visual, technical language and other best practices applied in international procedural dramas. Currently in development for the first series, Simon and Ben are undergoing an experiential process to bring the show’s storylines to life by meeting with the judiciary, police experts and crime journalists in India and visiting production facilities.

Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, said: “Stories are universal yet must have an intense and local authenticity. Telling international stories in an Indian context has always been an integral part of us at Applause, and now we’re taking it a step further. bring international creators together with us Simon and Ben are veterans of crime dramas and we believe having them on board will help us develop a local ‘international’ series with a fresh look through international best practices on the field of narrative storytelling, these two misfits teamed up with Sunder Aaron and the Applause creative team to create an original multi-season crime drama series.”

Sunder Aaron, co-founder of Locomotive Global, stated: “Our vision at Locomotive Global is to create quality global content with rooted Indian stories. It is a pleasure to join forces with Sameer Nair and the team at Applause, who share the same vision and ambition in storytelling. Simon and Benjamin bring a wealth of experience and global best practices to create and execute iconic, high-quality content. I am really looking forward to working with the duo and Applause to create a powerful partnership and an unprecedented writing team in India to create a never-before-seen crime drama.”

Simon said: “As a storyteller I really enjoy going out into the world and discovering new stories, meeting real people. There is nothing more impactful than tapping into local storytellers and we strive to capture the authentic voices of the talent. on our show. Applause Entertainment is the centerpiece of some gripping crime dramas, and it’s a real pleasure and a whole new experience to work on an Indian crime drama together with the best entertainers – Applause and Locomotive.” Benjamin added: “With the growth of Indian OTT, there is a wide range of possibilities and creative possibilities in storytelling. It is the beginning of an interesting journey ahead of us to join with a force of creative minds at Applause. working to create an Indian story for a global audience.”


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