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Going global: Netflix looks to India for its next original series

It comes after the company announced original content from Germany and Argentina earlier this year.

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After bringing its streaming service to nearly every corner of the world earlier this year, Netflix is working at expanding its catalogue to better serve its international customers.

As part of the push, the American company on Monday announced its first original series from India, one of the 190 nations where its service was launched in January.

Netflix has found tremendous success with original shows like "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black", and has made an effort to replicate that in other markets. It follows the announcements of Edha, the company's first original series from Argentina, and Dark, its first original series from Germany.

Netflix says it has partnered with Phantom Films, an Indian film production and distribution company, to make an English and Hindi adaptation of the best-selling gangster thriller novel Sacred Games by Indian author Vikram Chandra. The title will be available globally, though there is no word on the release date.

Earlier this year, Netflix also bagged exclusive rights to premiere "Brahman Naman", a comedy title from cult favourite Indian director Qaushiq Mukherjee.

Though India isn't the first international market the company has made content for, it may be one of the most important. The country's Internet markets are rapidly growing, and its film industry is already lucrative, being estimated be worth 192 billion rupees ($3.1 billion) by 2017.