“Being part of this incredibly significant project is an honour"
Amazon Prime Video has announced that Alia Bhatt has come on board as Executive Producer for its upcoming Original Series Poacher.
Based on true events, this investigative crime series unearths the largest poaching ring in Indian history.
A first-of-its-kind project, Poacher brings together environmental conservation and entertainment with the intent of highlighting illegal poaching.
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Richie Mehta has created, written and directed Poacher.
The series features a talented cast comprising Nimisha Sajayan, Roshan Mathew and Dibyendu Bhattacharya.
Poacher will primarily unfold in Malayalam, Hindi and English.
It is scheduled to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in India and across more than 240 countries and territories on February 23, 2024.
In addition to acting, Alia Bhatt has championed nature and has actively lent her voice towards conservation and sustainability.
Joining Poacher as an Executive Producer with her production company Eternal Sunshine Productions emphasises her belief in the series and her commitment to bringing important and relevant stories alive and being a voice for the voiceless.
She said: “Being part of this incredibly significant project is an honour, for both me and the entire team at Eternal Sunshine Productions.
“The impact of Poacher was deeply personal, and Richie’s portrayal of the urgent issue of wildlife crime resonated strongly with me and the team.
“The storytelling genuinely moved me, especially knowing it’s based on true events, that sheds light on brutal crimes occurring in our forests.
“I am confident that Poacher will serve as an eye-opener, delivering a powerful message to be more compassionate and considerate towards all living beings.
“It’s a call to embrace coexistence and I am genuinely thrilled to be collaborating with Richie, QC and Prime Video and to contribute to this narrative.”
QC principals Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield and Edward H Hamm added:
“Alia coming on board Poacher is truly a dream come true.
“In addition to being a world-class actress, she has proven to be a selfless philanthropist channelling her well-respected and earned celebrity status for championing positive causes.
“Her involvement in this series helps raise awareness for the important issues addressed in the show.”
“The most important of which is, we are all one interconnected humanity and planet. It’s crucial that we treat it with the respect and consideration it deserves.”
Poacher is executive produced by QC Entertainment in association with Suitable Pictures, Poor Man’s Productions and Eternal Sunshine Productions.
Alia Bhatt has helped to raise awareness about relevant causes such as environmental sustainability, animal welfare and mitigating human-animal conflict through her platform, Coexist.
She also promotes sustainable fashion through her initiative, Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe.