Channel 4 in the UK and US network PBS will coproduce a period drama about the final years of British colonial rule in India.
Set in 1932, Indian Summers (10×60′) will tell the story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, seen from British and Indian perspectives.
The drama is the first Channel 4 commission from New Pictures and will be coproduced by Masterpiece on PBS.
It is created and written by Paul Rutman and will be directed by Simon Curtis. The executive producers are Charlie Pattinson and Simon Curtis, with Rebecca Eaton. Indira Varma is the co-executive producer.
Indian Summers will be distributed internationally by All3Media International.
Production will begin next year.
Source: Channel 4