Typewriter will be Netflix’s fourth scripted series from India this year, after Delhi Crime, Selection Day and Leila. It will be released on 19th July worldwide and has been helmed by Sujoy Ghosh, who is best known as the writer-director of the 2012 mystery-thriller Kahaani, 2003 comedy film Jhankaar Beats and his most recent venture Badla. Typewriter will be a horror series in Hindi about “three young friends in Goa [who] plan to search an old villa for ghosts, but when a new family moves in, the home's buried past resurfaces in chilling ways.”
The cast of the series includes Purab Kohli, Palomi Ghosh, Sameer Kochhar, Aarna Sharma, Mikhail Gandhi, Palash Kamble and Aaryansh Malviya. This is the official synopsis for Typewriter by Netflix:
“Typewriter is about a haunted house and a haunted book that stir the imagination of a group of young, wannabe ghost hunters, and a dog, determined to capture the ghost that plagues the notorious home in their neighbourhood in Goa. When a new family and their captivating daughter move into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency to capture the neighbourhood ghost before it is too late.”
The series was announced in November 2018 at a Netflix showcase event in Singapore, along with other films, including Soni, Firebrand, 15 August, Music Teacher and Chopsticks. All of these have been released in the first half of 2019. There are several other Indian series coming up on Netflix in 2019. These include the second season of Sacred Games (starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddique), the thriller Bard of Blood (produced by Shahrukh Khan), which might be released within the next two months, and a prequel (Before the Beginning) of the film series Baahubali.