MS Dhoni to produce India’s first animated spy series – film & tv

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former Indian cricketer and world famous cross-format captain, is set to step out of the pavilion again after retiring in August 2020, albeit this time as an animated avatar version of himself. .

Dhoni and his wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni’s production company, Dhoni Entertainment (DE), of which she is also the Managing Director, have entered into a joint venture with Indian brand licensing company Black White Orange (BWO) for the production of the animated secret agent. show titled Captain 7. Currently in pre-production, manufacturers are targeting a 2022 launch for the show, according to Indian Express.

“The concept and the story are great. It will bring to life my other passions with cricket, ”said MS Dhoni.

Sakshi Dhoni, of the series’ co-production with BWO, said: “When BWO came up with the concept of a Mahi-based animated fiction show, we were on board. Captain 7. “

The creators revealed that the show’s first season will be based on Dhoni himself, and his attributes will drive the story. The seven in Captain 7 is a reference to the number 7 jersey he donned for India in limited cricket.

An announcement was made on DE’s official Instagram page, with a logo revealed for the show. They called it the start of India’s first animated spy universe based on the life of MS Dhoni, adding, “We can already feel the action!”

Bhavik Vora, Founder and CEO of BWO, welcomed the opportunity to create Captain 7, saying he’s happy to be playing his part in extending the cricket superstar’s legacy.

“The sport is close to our hearts and we are huge fans of Dhoni – the perfect formula to create ‘Captain 7’. This partnership with Dhoni Entertainment Pvt Ltd is truly a dream collaboration and we can’t wait for audiences to see the show, “Vora said.

DE and BWO promise to create a top-notch show, with new seasons coming out every year. They plan to distribute their show to the biggest streaming services in the world.

Previously, DE produced the docuseries titled Lion roar, which was based on the 2018 season of MS Dhoni’s IPL cricket team, Chennai Super Kings, after their return from a two-year points-fixing ban.