The Indian entertainment industry has been struck by a whirlwind of web series that has taken the country by storm. In the past few years, streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, and Zee5 have been creating some of the most successful and critically acclaimed web series, leaving the audience eagerly awaiting the release of upcoming shows.
In 2023, Disney+Hostar is all set to unleash a line-up of exciting web series that promises to keep viewers glued to their screens. So, if you’re a web series aficionado, keep your eyes peeled for these upcoming gems that are sure to blow your mind!
Upcoming Indian Web Series Of 2023 On Disney+Hotstar
1. Aarya Season 3
Cast: Sushmita Sen, Chandrachur Singh, Namit Das, and Sikander Kher
Genre: Crime Thriller
Release Date: November 3, 2023
One of the finest Indian crime thrillers is Sushmita Sen’s Aarya. And, after two successful seasons, Aarya will return with another season. The story of Aarya revolves around Aarya Sareen, who is a caring mother and a loving wife. She is quite naïve however, and is unaware of the illegal business her husband is a part of. Things go bad for their family after Aarya’s husband Tej Sareen, a pharma baron, is mysteriously killed. The series was nominated for Best Drama Series at International Emmy Awards, and Sushmita won the Best Actress award at Filmfare OTT Awards 2021.
2. Criminal Justice
Cast: Pankaj Tripathi
Genre: Crime Drama
Release Date: TBA
The director of the suspense series Criminal Justice, Sameer Nair, has revealed that the production of Criminal Justice’s fourth season had begun. The show’s main character is played by Pankaj Tripathi who is a lawyer who defends clients in unusual situations and works to ensure that the truth wins in the end. Criminal Justice is one of the exclusive web series released by Hotstar that received the greatest praise. As per various reports, the show will soon make a return with the fourth season this year on Disney+Hotstar.
Cast: Gurmeet Choudhary, Ridhima Pandit, Ashwini Bhave, Surendra Pal, Danish Bhat, Prithvi Hatte and Mahesh Kale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release Date: To be announced
The stories of one of the bravest kings in India ‘Maharana Pratap’ have been adapted several times on television and in films. Now, Disney+Hotstar is all set to narrate the tale of Maharana Pratap. The web series titled ‘Maharana’ will stream on Disney+Hotstar and is currently in the production stage. Actor Gurmeet Choudhary will headline the upcoming Disney+ Hotstar series “Maharana”. Ridhima Pandit, Ashwini Bhave, Surendra Pal, Danish Bhat, Prithvi Hatte and Mahesh Kale will also feature in critical roles.
Cast: Rajat Kapoor, Vivek Gomber, Amruta Khanvilkar,
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release Date: To Be Announced
Helmed by Hansal Mehta’s son Jai Mehta, Lootere features an ensemble cast of Rajat Kapoor, Vivek Gomber, Amruta Khanvilkar, Gaurav Sharma, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Preetika Chawla. It revolves around the lives of The Jadhavs, who migrated from Bihar to Molo in Kenya but were caught in the fierce ethnic conflicts in the country. The story is set off the coast of Somalia where passengers of the ship are taken hostages by pirates. Therefore, someone from the passengers must step up to save co-passengers from the unfortunate event. Though the story is fictional, it is inspired by real events.
While talking about the series, Hansal Mehta said, “Lootere explores a story of the survival and struggle of a crew of a merchant ship at a time when hope is blurring. We are excited to bring this thrilling story to the audience very soon,”
5. Koffee With Karan
Cast: Karan Johar
Release Date: October 26
Koffee With Karan is one of the most-watched talk shows in India. The series features iconic host Karan Johar in conversation with a popular celebrity guest. The show embeds some unique combinations, engaging games, and great rapid-fire rounds. As per various reports, the show will return with the eighth season this September. And, if reports to be believed, we may get to see Shah Rukh Khan and Aaryan Khan together for the first time on the show.
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