Netflix has released the trailer for upcoming series Delhi Crime, based on the investigation into the 2012 brutal gang rape and resulting death of Jyoti Singh Pandey .
The 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern was raped and tortured by six men while travelling with her friend on a private bus in South Delhi. The case shook up India and drew international attention as unfolding coverage and protests placed a spotlight on the women’s struggle and rape culture in India.
It’s an overwhelmingly shocking case, one that sent shockwaves through India that are still being felt today. If you’d like further details on the attack and the unfolding court rulings, the case’s Wikipedia page provides a decent rundown.
The series comes from creators Laurence Bowen (The New Pope), Toby Bruce and Richie Mehta, the latter of whom directs all seven episodes. The cast includes Shefali Shah, Swati Bhatia, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang and Yashaswini Dayama, among others.
Delhi Crime will be hitting Netflix on March 22.
In 2012, a heinous crime enraged a whole country. Based on the case files of the Delhi Police, the story follows the unfailing determination of Varthika Chaturvedi, the investigating officer, to find the perpetrators of the crime. This time, the hunt is personal.