Indian Summers - Netflix

Posted on Wed 05 June 2019 in netflix

Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience. But at the heart of the story lie the implications and ramifications of the tangled web of passions, rivalries and clashes that define the lives of those brought together in this summer which will change everything.

Indian Summers - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-02-15

Indian Summers - Indian Summers - Netflix

Indian Summers is a British drama series that began airing on Channel 4 on 15 February 2015. The show details the events of summers spent at Simla, in the foothills of the Himalayas, by a group of the British governing and trading community at the time of the British Raj. The first series is set in 1932. It was broadcast in several countries subsequently. The show was renewed for a second and final series on 1 March 2015. The second and final series is set in 1935 and began airing on 13 March 2016. Although initially planned by producers for five series, on 25 April 2016 it was announced that the show would not be renewed for a third series due to poor ratings and strong competition in its timeslot.

Indian Summers - Reception - Netflix

The first series of Indian Summers received largely positive reviews, gaining a score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. At the time, the first episode was Channel 4's highest rating original UK drama in over 20 years. After the first episode aired, The Times described the series as “A work of subtlety, intelligence and some beauty.” The Independent wrote “Indian Summers is a fully immersive experience that plunges its audience headlong into 1930s Simla in British-ruled India.” The Daily Express said “The opening did not disappoint.” In the United States, the San Francisco Chronicle called the series “exemplary” and stated that Rutman had an “exquisite sense of character”.

Indian Summers - References - Netflix