ZEE5 Original’s new web series Skyfire is a one of its kind sci-fi thriller starring Prateik Babbar and Sonal Chauhan. The posters that were dropped earlier, suggest the upcoming series to be a guaranteed entertainer. While the series is all set to be launched on May 22, the rights of Aroon Raman’s book, Skyfire, were bought by ZEE5 along with Shabina Khan.
Shot in Mumbai, Delhi, Dehradun, Kerala and Bhutan, the series revolves around a boy who goes missing from the slums only to be pursued by his teachers who realise that an apocalypse is looming above them when they set out to find him and stumble upon strange and seemingly unrelated incidents, including warnings of natural calamities. The series will also star Jisshu Sengupta, Jatin Goswami and Shataf Firag apart from Prateik and Sonal, both of whom play the lead.
Taking to her Instagram handle on Wednesday, Shabina dropped the new poster a few minutes ago, ahead of the series launch and captioned it, “The nature that once nurtured us, is now getting back at us without any mercy. #EndIsNear #Skyfire, premieres 22nd May only on #ZEE5! @zee5premium @_prat @sonalchauhan @senguptajisshu @jatin_goswami1 @malasalariya @anandita_bose” (sic).
Sonal too dropped the Skyfire’s trailer on her Instagram handle recently which collected over a lakh views instantly. Check the trailer here:
Earlier, in an interview to DNA, Sonal had revealed, “I wanted to get into the web space, but I hadn’t found anything satisfactory. When Shabina told me about this series, I was instantly interested. I had not read the book then but now, we have been doing our readings together. I have now read the book twice. It’s an interesting concept about weather control and is in the sci-fi space. It’s going to mess with people’s heads. It’s an issue that needs to be thought about; it’s scary but fascinating.”