Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair is set to adapt 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist New York Times story 'The Jungle Prince of Delhi' as a drama series for Amazon.
The series tells the story of the eccentric royal family of Oudh, deposed aristocrats living in a ruined palace in the Indian capital, claiming to be the heirs to a fallen kingdom, according to Variety.
Written by Ellen Barry, it turns out that Prince Cyrus, who claimed to be a member of the Muslim kingdom captured by the British East India company in the 19th century was in fact Mickey Butt, the son of the registrar of Lucknow University.
"Exciting News: The Jungle Prince, my piece about one of Delhi's great legends, a mysterious family who lived in a ruined palace in the forest, will be adapted by @MiraPagliNair, Amazon & Sister Pictures, the producers of Chernobyl," Barry tweeted with a link to the story.
Nair, best known for her films Salam Bombay!, Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake and The Reluctant Fundamentalist is attached as a director and executive producer on the project.
She also adapted Vikram Seth's novel A Suitable Boy for BBC.
The story of The Jungle Prince of Delhi will also be executive produced by Stacey Snider, Jane Featherstone, Kate Fenske of SISTER, Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff of Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment, Christina Lurie of Fourth and Twenty Eight Films, and Barry and Caitlin Roper, head of scripted entertainment for The New York Times, Variety added.