OTT players look to wrap up the year with a bang

Originals shows on OTT platforms are gaining huge traction with the viewers. With increased availability of networks, better internet connectivity and rise in consumer base of smartphones across every tier market, the distribution and consumption of content across internet has increased from past few years as OTT platforms are becoming a one-stop entertainment hub. 

Adgully takes a look at some of the upcoming shows as well as some recently launched shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Hotstar and Sony LIV… 


Bodyguard: ‘Bodyguard’ reveals the story of David Budd (Richard Madden), a British Army war soldier who is suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Budd is assigned to protect Julian Montague, Home Secretary played by Keeley Hawes. Budd risks his life to protect a woman who does everything he hates. 

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: The show will air on every Sunday, making the weekend a complete fun. It includes the modern geopolitical landscape with comedy. Minhaj never fails to play his best role just as his earlier hit, ‘Homecoming’. Thus, he will surely rock the screens with ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’. 

Crazy Ex-girlfriend: This rom-com musical drama TV series stars Rebecca Bunch as the protagonist of the show, who leaves her high relief job in New York City and moves to a small town called West Covina, being desperate to follow her ex, leading to disasters and chaos in her life. This is the third season of ‘Crazy Ex-girlfriend’ which includes crazy characters and beautiful songs. 

Manhunt Unabomber: This is an eight-episode grasping crime story, being Discovery Channel’s first scripted drama. The story of Ted Kaczynski unwinds itself starring Paul Bettany and Sam Worthington. The story of Ted manages to keep you engaged throughout the series as it is found to be more relatable sometimes. 

Salt Fat Acid Heat: Based on Nosrat’s nominative cookbook, ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’ reveals Samin Nosrat, who is a chef and a food writer, as she discovers cuisines that will make you hungrier and want to grasp the delicacies. 

Elite: ‘Elite’ is a private high school where three teenagers grab scholarships, followed by giving rise to social tensions. You would expect the Spanish language series, ‘Elite’, to be a cute, sometimes heart-wrenching teenage love story, but it is a big no-no. It stops you at a never expected suspense- murder. 

Amazon Prime 

Romanoffs: Aaron Eckhart, Amanda Peet and Diane Lane are the stars of the series, ‘Romanoff’, who believe themselves to be the successors of the Russian Royal Family. The episodes seem to be fictional as they are set in different locations. 

Lore: ‘Lore’ is a horror anthology series narrated by the podcast’s creator, Aaron Mahnke. It is said that ‘Lore’ uses actual footage and movie scenes. It relates to the most petrified tales of all times. 


What The Folks: The first season of ‘What The Folks’ was a complete entertainment where Nikhil, the lead actor of the series, stays at his wife Anita’s maternal place, where he faces number of problems and types of people. This time, Nikhil’s parents join him and thus, the show shows how each one of them goes through tough times of awkwardness, formalities and generation gaps. The couple takes you through all these difficulties and lastly give place a pleasant smile on your face. The first season had five episodes and so far, two episodes of the second series have been released. 


Vice Principals: The series is a whole mixture of regretful situations, making you burst out into laughter. ‘Vice Principals’ stars Danny McBride and Walton Goggins as the two vice principals of the school, fighting over to grab the principal’s chair. 

Sony LIV 

The Handmaid’s Tale: Based on Margaret Atwood’s eponymous novel, the series was first introduced to the world in 1985. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ shows a United States that has undergone a Second Civil War, where women find themselves at the very bottom of the new social order. Women proven to be fertile are assigned to powerful families with low fertility rates to help them bear children. Offred is among them to whom the world does not allow any free will. Later, she escapes to freedom, that is, Canada.


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