Misir Ali to be featured on Amazon Prime anthology series
Anthology series “Uncanny Episodes” by London based Bangladeshi author, Nafee Muhammad Anam, is set to feature a standalone episode in Amazon Prime. The episode will be based on Humayun Ahmed’s “Bhoy” of the Misir Ali series. Mr Nafee Anam is known as the editor of the first Bangla horror magazine, “Horror Potrika”.
Nafee Anam identified the story as one of his personal dream projects. He said, “I took permission for this from Humayun Ahmed a very long time ago. I stopped working on it and left it behind after he passed away. I was recently working on other stories for my Uncanny Episodes project but suddenly remembered that I have permission to produce Misir Ali and now, no matter what happens I want to bring this to life.”
About the anthology series in general, Mr Anam says he wants to depict popular Bangladeshi stories for a global audience. The episode in question will be shot in Bangla with English subtitles.
Uncanny episodes will be released on YouTube (for Bangladeshi audience) and Amazon Prime Video for a global audience. (Yeah, we’re still trying to understand how that works out.)
The project is crowdfunded through JustGiving, an online fundraising social platform.