Novoneel Chakraborty’s The Stranger Trilogy to be adapted into a romantic thriller series for Applause Entertainment



Penguin is delighted to announce that Applause Entertainment, headed by media veteran Sameer Nair, has acquired the rights of Novoneel Chakraborty’s novels The Stranger Trilogy, a bestseller known for its edgy, gripping, and engaging plot. Partnering with Goldie Behl, this 3 season show by Applause Entertainment will bring the romantic thriller series to life. The show will revolve around the fictional love story of a lady and her pursuer.

With 10 published novels at the young age of 30, Novoneel Chakraborty is an author known for his romantic thrillers. Marry Me, Stranger; All yours, Stranger and his latest Forget me not, Stranger are the three books which follow the life of the protagonist Rivanah. The show too will revolve around her trying to find her footing in Mumbai and undergoing a roller-coaster of emotions. This will be a coming-of-age drama where we’ll see the protagonist transform from a sheltered, spoilt brat to a strong and independent woman. Director and producer Goldie Behl is distinguished as one of the personalities in the country who has created bold and youth-based content across films and television. He is now all set to make his grand entry into the web-space with ‘The Stranger Trilogy’ in collaboration with Applause Entertainment.

Talking about this new acquisition, Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment commented “Pocket content and web-series are most enjoyed by the viewers of today. At Applause, we want to create interesting as well as attention gripping stories that caters to and reaches out to widespread audiences. ‘The Stranger Trilogy’ are extremely enthralling novels and by collaborating with Goldie Behl and Novoneel Chakraborty for this show, we aim to provide the audiences with three exciting seasons of the trilogy’’.

‘’The Stranger Trilogy has been a phenomenon amongst its readers and I’m confident Rose Audio Visuals and Applause Entertainment will give us all something worth remembering in the form of a compelling Web Series’’ said author, Novoneel Chakraborty.

“The Stranger Trilogy are iconic books for young readers and having an expert like Sameer onboard, we can be assured that there is a great show in store for the viewers too. As the digital medium is where the audiences are today, we hope to tap their interest and create a binge-worthy show” says Goldie Behl.

Milee Ashwarya, Editor-in-Chief Penguin Random House, stated, “The Stranger Series by Novoneel Chakraborty is a bestselling and a widely acclaimed thriller trilogy. I am delighted and extremely proud that more people will be able to experience the magic of Novoneel’s master storytelling through a new platform.”

The show is yet to be titled and casting of the series is currently underway with the shoot looking to begin in April. The series is expected to be launched later this year and will be shot extensively across various locations in Mumbai.

About the author
Novoneel Chakraborty is the bestselling author of ten romantic thriller novels and one short story collection titled Cheaters. His novel ‘Forget Me Not, Stranger’ debuted at no. 1 bestseller rank across India. While ‘All Yours, Stranger’ ranked in top 5 thriller novels on Amazon, India. The only one to feature amidst other international bestsellers. His novel ‘Black Suits You’ was in top 5 thrillers in Amazon for 15 weeks straight. His latest Forever Series has sustained in the bestseller list for ten weeks straight after release with Forever Is A Lie featuring in the highest selling books on Flipkart for 2017 while Forever Is True made it to the Amazon’s MEMORABLE BOOKS of 2017 and TIMES OF INDIA’s MOST STUNNING BOOKS of 2017. Apart from novels, Novoneel has written and developed several TV shows Like Savdhaan India, Yeh Hai Aashiqui. He lives and works in Mumbai.

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