Bongo, Bangladesh’s first and largest video streaming platform, is premiering a female-focused drama serial titled ”Girl’s Squad” for Eid-ul-Azha 2021.
"Girl’s Squad" is a comedy drama that shows the complex lives of six women, portraying their everyday struggles with friendship, love, romance, and their own aspirations, Bongo said via a press release.
The women at the center of this new serial are played by Samira Khan Mahi, Nabila Binta Islam, Rukaia Jahan Chomok, Sharna Lata, Jarin Tasnim Antara, and Samonty Shoumi, alongside popular contemporary male actors Marzuk Russell and Chashi Alam.
“Girl’s Squad” will premiere with 20 episodes. The serial has been written and directed by Maidul Rakib, and produced by Bongo.
Following the success of Bongo’s Based on Books (BoB) series, which saw critical success during it premier during Eid-ul-Fitr; Bongo has since decided to not only focus on adaptations from acclaimed literature but to also focus on making content for all audiences.
"In Bangladesh, conventional dramas and films mostly focus on the story of a male protagonist and storylines have traditionally revolved around the ‘hero’, while heroines have mostly played supporting characters. Thankfully, times are changing and now audiences are demanding to see better representation on screen," Bongo explained the motif behind the project.