Prime Video India announced on Tuesday that Alia Bhatt has joined as an executive producer for the crime series Poacher. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Richie Mehta created the series, which will star Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew, and Dibyendu Bhattacharya in prominent roles.
Poacher will be accessible on Prime Video starting February 23.
The official Prime Video account shared the news on Instagram and X, writing, “Beneath the silence, the forest reveals a deadly conspiracy… and the hunt for the Poacher begins! Alia Bhatt comes on board as #ExecutiveProducer on #PoacherOnPrime, a new Amazon Original Crime series, Feb 23.”
Poacher is an investigative crime series based on true events that looks at the topic of ivory poaching in India. The web series combines environmental conservation with entertainment to raise awareness about unlawful poaching.
Richie created, wrote, and directed the series, which will be available in Malayalam, Hindi, and English.
Alia, who debuted as a producer with the 2022 Netflix India film Darlings, is pumped to be on board. She said, “Being part of this incredibly significant project is an honour for both me and the entire team at Eternal Sunshine Productions. The impact of Poacher was deeply personal, and Richie’s portrayal of the urgent issue of wildlife crime resonated strongly with me and the team.”
She added that she was moved by the issue. “The storytelling genuinely moved me, especially knowing it’s based on true events, that shed light on brutal crimes occurring in our forests. I am confident Poacher will serve as an eye-opener, delivering a powerful message to be more compassionate and considerate towards all living beings. It’s a call to embrace coexistence and I am genuinely thrilled to contribute to this narrative,” Alia said.
Poacher also features DOP Johan Aidt, composer Andrew Lockington, and editor Beverly Mills on board.
The series is produced by QC Entertainment, in collaboration with Suitable Pictures, Poor Man’s Productions, and Eternal Sunshine Productions. Alan McAlex (A Suitable Boy) produces for Suitable Pictures.