30 MAY 2023

BBC Studios and Disney+ Hotstar to launch "School of Lies"

The new Hindi drama-thriller series will begin streaming on 2 June 2023.

30 MAY 2023

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Disney+ Hotstar has revealed the the trailer of upcoming mystery drama, "School of Lies."“We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Disney+ Hotstar and delighted to be working with Avinash & Nimrat and a stellar cast to bring this gripping, original story to audiences. School of Lies is an enthralling mystery inspired from a set of true events," Sameer Gogate, General Manager, Production, BBC Studios India, said. 

"School Of Lifes," produced by BBC Studios India for Disney+ Hotstar will begin streaming on 2 June 2023. The show is directed by Avinash Arun and co-created by him and Ishani Banerjee. The trailer released today is wrapped in the intense mystery of a missing child. This gritty thriller is headlined by Nimrat Kaur playing the lead character of Nandita Mehra, Aamir Bashir, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Sonali Kulkarni and Jitendra Joshi.

“'School of Lies' is a story that we all have read in the news at least once in our lives - students getting bullied and facing multiple issues in school," Avinash Arun, Director and Creator of Disney+ Hotstar’s School of Lies said. "These are challenges that every child would have faced at one time or another and with School of Lies, we aim to dig deeper into the complexities of these issues. For me, this story is like a fairy-tale gone wrong as ‘Alice’ realizes that the fall to a ‘rabbit hole’ is just a fall into the black hole.”

The Hindi original stars Varin Roopani, Divyansh Dwivedi, Aryan Singh Ahlawat, Hemant Kher, Parthiv Shetty, Adrija Sinha and Aalekh Kapoor in pivotal roles."The story is about a boarding school that is plagued by the disappearance of a young boy and exposes the systemic failures and the plight to unravel the truth, while showcasing the myriad of emotions and situations children face every day as they brace life," Gogate said. "It brings to light the intricate lives of young students as they grow up, their families and the boarding school ecosystem.”

The drama thriller is set in the fictional Dalton Town, surrounded by hills where a young 12-year-old boy goes missing from a private boarding school RISE, and the subsequent domino effect it causes as the truth is only as complex, as simple. A tale of shame, anger and grief, the narrative explores various stakeholders as the mystery unfolds- young boys on the cusp of adulthood, an aging teacher with a terrible secret, a distant counselor with a moral conflict and a panicking mother in denial. School of Lies is also the story of two young explorers as they discover life and magic. It all collides over 8 episodes to reveal a stunning secret.

 “With the shoot of School of Lies, I have learnt a lot about children and how they can surprise you at every step of the way," Nimrat Kaur, playing the character of Nandita Mehra, the school counselor in Disney+ Hotstar's 'School of Lies' said. "This unique series is inspired by real events that I have heard of, and brings an uncanny spin to it as it reveals what goes on behind the closed doors of a boarding school. Playing the role of a school guidance counselor in such a pressured environment was definitely something new that I tried with this show - which gave me an insight into these worlds, that we are not anymore a part of and I am truly grateful for that.”