By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Jan 22, 2021 – 17:33 hrs IST
After the resounding success of the espionage thriller Special Ops, Hotstar Special is all set to take on a new twist to the story with the launch of Special Ops Universe, composed by filmmaker Neeraj Pandey and Friday Storytellers. For the first time in India, multiple characters, stories and seasons will co-exist within the universe in a multi-series format; In which the audience will get a new experience of enjoying thriller and action series. Kay Kay Menon, loved by millions for his portrayal of Himmat Singh, is now back to narrate his backstory in Special Ops Season 1.5: The Himmat Story.
KK Menon’s Special Ops Season 1.5: The Himmat Story
Special Ops Season 1.5: The Himmat Story takes place in the year 2001 and explores Himmat Singh’s past years as a RAW agent and how he uses his wits and wits for different operations. Though the show will be launched later this year, the makers have released an interesting first look. Like Special Ops, the series will also be shot in multiple international locations and will have a double dose of action and drama.
Sunil Ryan, President and Head, Disney+ Hotstar, said, “Within weeks of launch, Special Ops has become one of the biggest shows of 2020. We are excited to venture into this nonlinear format of storytelling that brings the entire universe to life; Where stories and different characters can co-exist together. The scale at which it is being envisioned is enormous and it reflects our passion to create world class entertainment for our audiences. We will continue to bring new and exclusive content for people to enjoy; And we are thrilled to partner with Neeraj Pandey to bring this ambitious new format to life that has never been done before in India.”
Director Neeraj Pandey says, “Special Ops was envisioned as a universe that would go beyond the regular narrative of liner seasons and conventional storytelling; And the cast and characters will play it well. The audience response inspired us to embark on this journey. We are starting with a unique Special Ops 1.5; Which is neither a prequel nor a sequel and with this the audience will get to see the backstory of the main protagonist Himmat Singh. The series will begin with Himmat Singh being handed over another case, but the deflection point is the Parliament attack that started the chain of events. It will be told over the course of 3 episodes which will be of about an hour.
Actor Kay Kay Menon said, “If you think you have seen the best side of Himmat Singh, then you need to wait for Special Ops 1.5 – it is a powerful redemption story. While it is not a prequel to Special Ops, there is some interesting history about the character that will emerge. As an actor, I try to do different things and it is very exciting to be a part of a new universe.”
The first of its kind in digital content, the Hotstar Special Special Ops Universe is presented by Friday Storytellers, bringing to life multiple character stories and plots over the course of the season, and exclusively for Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscribers. will be released.