Zee5 has an intriguing series coming up on its platform called Mafia. You will be intrigued to know that it is not really on the real world mafia. The series is based on a popular and thrilling video game called ‘Mafia’. The series narrates the story of six friends who are caught in a web of intrigue and mystery when they get engrossed in playing the game. For those not in the know, ‘Mafia’ is an interactive video game that allows the players to live the life of a gangster across three distinct eras of organised crime in America.

Mafia will allow viewers to toggle between the series and the actual game ‘Mafia’, right on the Zee5 streaming platform. How Zee5 proposes to do that is still a mystery, which will hopefully be unravelled soon by the streamer.

Mafia is a bilingual series, shot in both Hindi and Bengali. The new Zee5 series is produced by prolific Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee and directed by Birsa Dasgupta.

Mafia is more along the lines of a psychological thriller, as the six friends go from being the hunter to the hunted. Ishaa Saha, Ridhima Ghosh, Anindita Bose, Madhurima Roy, Ankita Chakraborty and Namit Das play the six friends who come together after five years, for a college reunion.

Mafia releases on Zee5 on July 10.