Skyfire web series on Zee5
Cast : Prateik Babbar, Sonal Chauhan
Director: Soumik Sen
Release Date : 31 May 2019
Movie Duration : 3h 78m
Created by the award-winning producer Shabina Khan, Skyfire is one of first of its kind sci-fi web series that revolves around the unforeseen case of a boy who disappears from the slum.
After the success of several book adaptations like The Final Call based on Priya Kumar’s book, ‘I Will Go With You – The Flight of a Lifetime’, Parchhayee – Ghost stories by Ruskin Bond and Hutatma based on a book by Meena Deshpande, ZEE5 has finally released its next original web series titled Skyfire. This eight-episode series will be first-of-its-kind sci-fi thriller in the Indian OTT space. Highlighting the ecological disruption created by man and the kind of aftermath humanity that has to be faced by the humans in the form of natural calamities, the series is adapted from the bestselling book by the same name, SkyFire by author Aroon Raman.
The web series has finally premiered on 22nd May on ZEE5 and is running great on the web space.
Starring Prateik Babbar, Sonal Chauhan, Jisshu Sengupta, Jatin Goswami and Shataf Figar, the story will be dealing with the poignant issue of the everyday deterioration in the weather conditions today and will be highlights how #EndIsNear in the future.
Recently, ZEE5 India had announced about eight of its new book adaptations including Aroon Raman’s Skyfire, The Wise Man Said – Priya Kumar, Hutatma – Meena Deshpande, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s historical novels – Tungabhadrar Teere and Kaler Mandira, Mission to Pakistan – Late Maloy Krishna Dhar, Karkatkranti – Indranil Sanyal and Seven Days without You – Anmol Rana. Each of these best sellers was written by renowned authors and their adaption will include stories from across multi-genres carefully handpicked to woo the audiences.
Created by award-winning producer Shabina Khan, the story of Skyfire revolves around the unforeseen case of a boy who disappears from the slum, whose search leads him to a historian and a journalist taking him to some of the strange and unrelated incidents, including certain warnings of natural calamities.
Author Aroon Raman on the series mentioned, “Skyfire was enjoyed by its readers and now with the web series streaming on ZEE5, the story will travel far and beyond. ZEE5 has a seamless reach and that is crucial for the message to be conveyed. I am quite excited to see all the characters of my book come to life on the digital screen.”
Prateik Babbar who is playing the lead role in Skyfire also mentioned, “Collectively, we are responsible for the environment and we pay no heed to the warnings it throws at us. I have personally learnt a great deal while shooting for Skyfire and I am hoping with ZEE5’s massive reach, we will successfully convey the message to audiences across the world. We have tried our best to ensure we do complete justice to the book in its cinematic form and do hope that viewers appreciate it as well.”