THE MUGHALS is a prime-time entertainment drama series for international cinema and television, recreating for a modern audience the most vibrant ruling dynasty the world has known, in the genre of such hits as THE TUDORS and ROME.
Set in a period of exceptional vigour and expansion that overlaps with the Tudors and Stuarts and leads into the colonial era and the British Raj, the series combines epic landscapes and battle elephants with the intimate lives of charismatic characters driven by ambition, lust and an absolute belief in their destiny, in a heady mix of power, passion and dynastic intrigue.
Creators of the Taj Mahal amongst many other splendours, the Mughals are a source of audience curiosity across the globe, leaving a footprint on world history. THE MUGHALS is attracting intense interest from high-worth private investors in both India, Britain and the Gulf who are keen to follow THE TUDORS and ROME with a similar sweep of world history shot in English, in India, with all its stunning visual glory and an international star cast.
A co-production between Scenario Films, London, and Maya Movies, Mumbai, THE MUGHALS enjoys the double advantage of a UK tax base and Indian production costs, providing an added incentive to financiers and broadcasters alike. Maya’s CEO Ketan Mehta, our co-producer, is internationally renowned as a director of feature films including THE RISING (The Ballad of Mangal Pandey).
THE MUGHALS launches with full length feature film BABUR – DEFIER OF DESTINY, telling the epic story of the founder of the Mughal dynasty. The film is a co-production between Scenario Films, Maya Movies and the Agency of Cinematography Uzbekistan, the country in which Babur was born and made his early conquests, where most of the location material will be shot.
Script completion and financing: Autumn/Winter 2023-24
Pre-production: Spring/Summer 2024
Production: Summer/Autumn 2024
Post-production: Winter 2024/25
Completion: Spring 2025
Length/format: 120 mins/HD
Genre: Historical Action
Producing Company: Mughals the Series Ltd
Producer: Mamta Kaash
Series/Film Devised by: Ketan Mehta and Gareth Jones
Lead Writers: Gareth Jones and Ketan Mehta
Co-Producers: Scenario Films/Maya Movies/Agency of Cinematography Uzbekistan
MD Maya Movies: Deepa Sahi
MD Scenario Films: Fiona Howe
Patrons: Lord Meghnath Desai, Baroness Shreela Flather, Shriji, Maharana of Udaipur