Mumbai: Netflix’s Indian original series “Ghoul”, starring Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul in the lead, will premiere on August 24.

The first horror series from the streaming giant is based on Arabic folklore.

The story follows a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets.

The three-episode series, produced in partnership with Phantom Films, Ivanhoe and Blumhouse, has been written by Patrick Graham, who also performed the directing duties.

“‘Ghoul’ is a thrilling horror series, both frightening and insightful. Its high production value, a chilling performance from Radhika Apte, and quality writing are sure to scare Indian and global audiences alike,” Simran Sethi, Netflix Director, International Originals said in a statement.

The trailer of the series will be launched tomorrow.

“‘Ghoul’ is a first in class, edge-of-your-seat horror series – that we are incredibly proud of. This is our second collaboration with Netflix (after ‘Sacred Games’) and yet another strong example of commitment towards high quality content,” director-producer Vikramaditya Motwane said.

Motwane has co-directed “Sacred Games” with frequent collaborator Anurag Kashyap. Apte also starred in the series, which is touted to be the streaming giant’s first original from India.