What makes web series popular?
Web Series in India started out to act as just a variety of uncensored content, maybe that is why they became so widespread in such a minuscule amount of time. Raw, authentic, giving way to a dozen new ideas creating scope for change. Web series are intriguing, considered better than film content because they take the viewer on a journey that makes them feel as if they are living that life. It would not be wrong to say that these shows have become the first choice of Gen Z.
The COVID-19 pandemic gave way to a lot of free time to people, thus directing more attention towards the entertainment industry, which show makers and OTT platforms largely benefited from.
If we consider the data part, usually a web series episode only runs about three-and-a-half minutes, regardless of genre, while a regular half-hour sitcom calls for 22 minutes of content plus commercials. The average number of views for an episode of a series sits at around 225,000. This acts as another added advantage. Shows like Nail Polish starring versatile actors like Arjun Rampal have already made 2021 a big hit! Below is a list of other shows to be released this year.
To be released on the famous streaming platform Amazon Prime, this political show is all set to entertain us. With a lead cast having Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia and many other talented actors, it has already set high expectations.
The first season of this comedy- drama web series managed to do a good job at impressing the audience. It’s second season is all set to release on the 15th of January of the OTT platform SonyLIV. The show is going to be a TVF original.
The first season of this show, released on Amazon prime, shook the entire country. People were taken aback by the extraordinary command the actor Manoj Bajpayee showed on his acting. The second season is yet to leave us awestruck in the coming month of February.
Starring the Calender girl Ruhi Singh, this TV series is all set to release this year. Many important details have not been confirmed yet but this Zee5 original is highly anticipated.
With an extraordinary Cast like Amrita Puri, Kai Po Che fame Amit Sadh and Ali Goni, this series already has made people curious. What acts as enthralling is the fact that the story is inspired by real events. The story is going to be authentic, real and very much inspiring. Let’s see how the series turns out to be!
Amazon Prime Video shared the teaser for their upcoming new series based on the terror attack on Mumbai on 26 November, 2008. The series, titled Mumbai Diaries 26/11 will be focusing on the medical staff and doctors who worked tirelessly on the night of the attack. The teaser was unveiled on the 12th anniversary of the attack on Thursday.
The reminiscing of the attacks will make us empathetic, scared, might even pose as triggering but the web series definitely does manage to sound interesting. The short teaser, which was released not long ago showed doctors, nurses and paramedic staff struggling to keep up as a gamut of patients kept coming in. Mohit Raina seems to be playing the role of a doctor who has some tough decision to make.
2021- high on entertainment
By now I am sure you have understood that this year is going to give us all a heavy dose of quality content. Among an ocean of web content, the ones given above were few. But we are sure these names were enough to release some dopamine and curiosity in your body! let’s hope 2021 turns out as entertaining as it seems so far.