All3Media International has announced a new scripted format deal, for the Indian adaptation of multi-award winning The Forge’s "Dark Money". Premiering in India under the title "Kafas", the six part series is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Madiba Entertainment and is streaming now exclusively on Sony LIV.
Originally produced for BBC One by The Forge, behind National Treasure and Help, the scripted format explores themes of morality, power, money and fame, as it follows a young boy riding the wave of success for his role in a successful film when it soon becomes apparent he's suffered abuse on set by the renowned producer. On discovering the devastating news, his parents accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent rather than press charges. Not wanting to hurt their family further from publicity hell, they think this will allow them all to move on. They were wrong. Whilst the pay-off outwardly transforms their lifestyle, the hurt and betrayal cannot be erased, and the family begins to crack.
Sabrina Duguet, EVP APAC for All3Media International noted “Applause and Madiba Entertainment have produced a captivating drama told through impeccably high-quality storytelling, that has found a perfect home with Sony LIV. The universal themes of The Forge’s original scripted format have translated poignantly and intelligently, and I am delighted to see the series already receiving widespread acclaim and connecting with audiences across India.”
Applause and Sony’s adaptation of "Dark Money" marks the latest scripted format from All3Media International’s catalogue to find success in India. All3Media International has licensed over seven scripted formats in India, including "Masoom", the Indian adaptation of Irish drama "Blood", launched on Disney+ Hotstar as the platform’s Number 1 Hindi Series whilst "Mithya", the award-winning Indian adaptation of Two Brothers Pictures’ "Cheat" which premiered to critical acclaim on ZEE5.
Jaenani Netra, VP Sales Asia for All3Media International added “We are delighted to be collaborating with a very eclectic and talented pool of talents in India for our scripted formats. Having joined All3Media International this year I am so pleased with the reception our catalogue has received in the territory and we look forward to announcing several more adaptations shortly.”