A SUITABLE BOY PREMIERES ON OCTOBER 23, EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX
Netflix releases the trailer and key art of A Suitable Boy
Earlier today, Netflix announced the date for its upcoming series A Suitable Boy. Set in a newly independent India of 1951, it brings together a powerhouse of talent, entwined in Mira Nair’s excellence. A Suitable Boy is based on Vikram Seth’s bestselling book of the same name. After being aired by the BBC in the UK and Ireland, the series is all set for its global release on Netflix on October 23, 2020 (excluding America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and China).
The compelling series traces the journey of Lata, a passionate literature student, and her meddling mother’s wish to choose her a husband. Torn between family duty and the excitement of romance, Lata embarks on a journey of love and heartache as three very different men try to win her heart. Also threatening to break with tradition is the charming but directionless Maan Kapoor, whose romantic entanglements begin to jeopardize his father’s political career. As Lata and Maan attempt to shape their futures, India too is coming of age. Only a few years after independence from British colonial rule, tensions are high as its people prepare to campaign for and vote in their first democratic general election.
Director and Executive Producer: Mira Nair
Screenwriter and Executive Producer: Andrew Davies
Executive Producer: Vikram Seth
Tabu as Saeeda Bai
Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor
Tanya Maniktala as Lata Mehra
Rasika Dugal as Savita Kapoor
Mahira Kakkar as Mrs Rupa Mehra
Ram Kapoor as Mahesh Kapoor
Gagan Dev Riar as Pran Kapoor
Vivek Gomber as Arun Mehra
Vivaan Shah as Varun Mehra
Shahana Goswami as Meenakshi Mehra
Mikhail Sen as Amit Chatterji
Namit Das as Haresh Khanna
Danesh Razvi as Kabir Durrani
Joyeeta Dutta as Tasneem
Shubham Saraf as Firoz Ali Khan
Randeep Hooda as Billy Irani
Aamir Bashir as Nawab Sahib
Ranvir Shorey as Waris
Vijay Varma as Rasheed
Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Kishen Chand Seth
Vinay Pathak as L.N. Agrawal
Manoj Pahwa as Raja Of Marh
Vijay Raaz as Rasheed’s Father
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About Lookout Point:
Lookout Point, which is owned by BBC Studios, is one of the UK’s leading producers of television drama, known for delivering highly authored series with scale, ambition, and global impact. Their 2019 Bafta nominated show Gentleman Jack, created by Sally Wainwright for BBC One and HBO, has been recommissioned for a second series and recently won the RTS Award for Best Drama Series. 2019 also saw their epic adaptation of Les Misérables from Andrew Davies, starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins, for the BBC. Alongside their latest production A Suitable Boy, directed by renowned film-maker Mira Nair, and the hugely acclaimed 2016 production of Tolstoy’s masterpiece War & Peace, this completes a trilogy of world classics from Andrew Davies. Earlier this year Lookout Point produced Series 5 of Sally Wainwright’s award-winning and much loved series Last Tango in Halifax, also for the BBC, starring Anne Reid MBE and Sir Derek Jacobi.
About BBC Studios:
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries from both its own productions and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, including factual, drama, entertainment and comedy. BBC Studios has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes around 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. Created in April 2018 by the merger of two existing commercial subsidiaries, BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, the company has revenue of around £1.4bn. In the year to March 2019, it returned £243m to the BBC Group, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.