Mumbai, August 07, 2023.

Disney+ Hotstar on Monday announced a new series based on Shirish Thorat’s book “A Ticket to Syria”.

The series, to be created and showrun by filmmaker Neeraj Pandey and directed by Bhav Dhulia, will feature Mohit Raina, Anupam Kher, Sushant Singh, Kashmira Pardeshi, John Kokken, Gauri Balaji and Navneet Malik. It is produced by Friday Storytellers.

Pandey, known for his film “Special 26” and series “Special Ops”, described “The Freelancer” as a high scale thriller series that unfolds an extraordinary rescue operation of a young girl held against her will in a war-torn Syria.