The series is an official adaptation of crime-drama series, Ray Donovan, led by Lied Schreiber.
Netflix has on Wednesday announced that Rana Daggubati and his real-life uncle and star Venkatesh will come together for a Netflix show, titled Rana Naidu. This is the first time the two actors will collaborate on screen.
The Telugu language series is an official adaptation of Showtime crime-drama series, Ray Donovan, led by Lied Schreiber.
Rana Naidu will follow the titular character who is a “fixer”, the go-to man for Mumbai’s elite and everyone in Bollywood.
Daggubati in a statement reported by India Today said, “It’s lots of firsts for me. Working with my uncle Venkatesh and the first with Netflix in long form storytelling that’s completely different from what both of us have ever done in our careers.”
Venkatesh said he cannot wait to begin work on Rana Naidu with his nephew. He added that he is a fan of the original American series and hoped they would do justice to its story.
Bankrolled by Sunder Aaron of Locomotive Global Media LLP, Rana Naidu will be directed by Karan Anshuman and Suparn Verma.
Always wanted to share the screen with my uncle the VICTORY V @VenkyMama and my dream is finally coming true. As much as I love him off screen, in “Rana Naidu” we are going to be at each other's throats. #RanaNaidu, coming soon on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/oCzjwOcIuF— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) September 22, 2021
Daggubati has a host of upcoming projects including the highly-awaited Bheemla Nayak with Pawan Kalyan, the official remake of Malayalam hit Ayyappanum Koshiyum. He was recently seen in Haathi Mere Saathi, which had an OTT release on Zee Cinema and Eros Now.
Venkatesh was last seen in Narappa, the remake of the 2019 Tamil movie Asuran starring Dhanush. The movie was released on Amazon Prime Video and the actor was lauded for his acting. He is currently working on the sequel to Drushyam, which will be a remake of Drishyam 2 starring Mohanlal.