Streaming giant, Disney+Hotstar on Saturday unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming period drama series, The Empire. The series is based on the book by Alex Rutherford– Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North. The eight-episode series chronicles the life of emperor Babur, ‘from the valley of Ferghana to Samarkand and beyond’.
Actor, Kunal Kapoor will be making his OTT debut with the show which is produced by Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment, who is also the showrunner. Shot across the parts of India and Uzbekistan, The Empire is touted to be ‘the biggest show ever created in India’.
The series is helmed by Mitakshara Kumar, who has earlier with as an associate director on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films like Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.
Watch the trailer here—
The show also stars Shabana Azmi, Drashti Dhami, Dino Morea, Aditya Seal, Sahher Bambba and Rahul Dev among others. The Empire is all set to stream from the August 27 release on Disney+ Hotstar.
I am super excited about this one and sure can’t wait to witness the grandeur of the show! What about you guys?