Akshay Kumar to star in Amazon’s The End
James R | On 09, Mar 2019
Indian superstar Akshay Kumar is heading to Amazon to star in new thriller The End.
In a career spanning over twenty five years, Kumar has appeared in over 100 films and has won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Actor for his roles in Ajnabee and Garam Masala. The End marks Kumar’s streaming debut and is the second collaboration between Prime Video and Abundantia Entertainment, the creators of the critically acclaimed Prime Original Series, Breathe.
The multi-season show is currently in development and is centred on a secret society of global billionaires who create the ultimate hunt-to-kill sport with human prey.
Jennifer Salke, Head, Amazon Studios, says: “The scale at which The End is being conceived is enormous and speaks of our passion for creating breakout programming across genres. The storyline and the action sequences have been brilliantly crafted to give viewers a thrilling experience. Our goal is to make Amazon Prime Video the powerhouse of talent.”
Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video India, adds: “We are excited to bring Akshay Kumar to Amazon Prime Video, closer to millions of his global fans, to recreate his magic and offer something spectacular.”
Vikram Malhotra, CEO, Abundantia Entertainment & Executive Producer, comments: “Akshay and I have successfully collaborated on multiple films over the last decade and his versatility in choice of roles is unmatched. We, now, mutually felt that it was time to take things to the next level. I am proud that he makes his digital debut with Amazon Prime Video & Abundantia in a genre-defining, edge-of-the-seat action drama series. Unafraid of taking risks, we are certain that he would be perfect for the character he plays on the show and his fans would be excited to see him back in an action packed role. This time, Akshay will take his action and stunts to a never-seen-before level.”
Kumar says he made the move to Amazon in part due to his son.
“It was my son Aarav who suggested that I make my digital debut as that’s what the youth are hooked onto,” he explains. “On this medium, I want to create something extraordinary and connect with them.”