Sanjeev Bhaskar's Inspector Singh to film in Malaysia from January 2023

BritBox International commissioned the project with London/Singapore-based firm 108 Media 

By Priyanca Rajput 7 Nov 2022

Sanjeev Bhaskar's Inspector Singh to film in Malaysia from January 2023
Sanjeev Bhaskar. Credit: United Agents

Production on 108 Media's upcoming crime series, Inspector Singh, will enter production in January, 2023 for BritBox International.

Inspector Singh is a prime-time detective drama series for a contemporary audience based on the long-running and popular book series, 'Inspector Singh Investigates….' by Shamini Flint.

The three-part series stars Sanjeev Bhaskar (The Kumars at No. 42, The Sandman) in the lead role, with Suri Krishnamma (Coronation Street, Emmerdale) directing, from a screenplay by Paul Logue (Death in Paradise, Midsomer Murders).

Filming on the first season will be from UK production arm 108 Media London, and shot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In a description of the series, the show will bring a fresh take on the murder mystery genre through the iconoclastic, rule-breaking, unorthodox, and incomparable Singh – Singapore’s top sleuth (at least in his mind) with a taste for curry and a nose for crime. Each season tackles a deliciously complex murder featuring compelling suspects, dark motives, and surprising twists – all rooted in the DNA of a different Asian country.

It adds, Season one sends Singaporean detective reluctantly to Kuala Lumpur to investigate the seemingly cut and dried case against Chelsea Liew, a famous Singaporean model on death row for murder. Chelsea swears she’s innocent. Despite his brusque exterior, Singh has a big heart and an abundance of empathy - and with a talent for reading people, is inclined to agree. Unfortunately, the evidence against her is damning. With Chelsea facing the noose, Singh must use his intelligence, intuition, and instinct to quickly find the real killer.

Executive Producers are Abhi Rastogi, Justin Deimen, David Boulter, Nicky Davies Williams and Bhaskar for 108 Media with BritBox International’s Diederick Santer and Jonathan Karas. DCD Rights will be leading international sales across all remaining territories.

Commenting on the character, Bhaskar said: “Unusual locations, unusual detective, Inspector Singh is unlike any part I’ve played or any cop I’ve seen. The fact that Singh is unfit and loves food seems a perfect fit for me.”

Jonathan Karas, head of Editorial and Programming for BritBox International said: “We are thrilled to greenlight this original and highly engaging series, featuring a unique new detective. With the brilliant and funny Sanjeev Bhasker in the title role, Paul Logue’s wonderful scripts, and a great creative team from 108 Media, we hope this will be yet another series that the BritBox audience fall in love with.”

Rastogi, 108 Media’s CEO added: “From the moment we read the book, we knew Inspector Singh was a special rebellious character that the world needed to discover and love. We’re proud to be able to showcase a homegrown universe with local peculiarities and to launch an international franchise - for the culture and beyond. Singh is Asia’s favourite detective, and we look forward to him taking audiences on new journeys as he solves crimes across the region.”

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