Former India captain and current Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will soon be producing an animated series, which will be titled “Captain 7″.
The first season, which will be launched in 2022, of the spy series, which is currently in pre-production, will be based on Dhoni, the makers have said in a statement.
The seven in the title refers to Dhoni’s jersey number, which he donned in many ODI international matches and is also his lucky number.
Significantly, the project is a joint venture between Dhoni and his wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni’s production house Dhoni Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Black White Orange Brands Pvt Ltd. (BWO).
Commenting on the project, the former India skipper said: “The concept and story is great. It will bring to life my other passions along with cricket,” Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in 2020.”
On the other hand, his wife Sakshi promised that the series will be a show full of “adventure.” “When BWO came to us with the concept of an animation fiction show based on Mahi, we were on board,” she said.
Bhavik Vora, Founder and CEO of BWO, said the team is happy to enter a new territory with “Captain 7” which will take forward the legacy of former India skipper.
“Sports is close to our hearts and we are huge Dhoni fans – the perfect formula to create ”Captain 7”. This partnership with Dhoni Entertainment Pvt Ltd is truly a dream collaboration and we can’t wait for audiences to see the show,” Vora said.
The vision of the partnership is to create a premium animation show, followed by a new season in the franchise every year and the content will be distributed across multiple platforms worldwide.
In 2019, Dhoni had produced a documentary via his production. His debut project was documentary series named ‘Roar of the Lion’ which was directed by Kabir Khan.
It was based on the comeback of the Chennai Super Kings in IPL, following a two-year suspension for spot-fixing.