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  • Premiered: 
    June 14, 2019
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2017 book (Leila) by Prayaag Akbar 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

LEILA is a six-episode dystopian story, set in a near-future imagined world named Aryavarta, where there is great suffering, extreme and totalitarian rules of engagement and fictional extremes constructed around an obsession with purity, communal and divisive societal dramas and grit. Shalini is the one woman who skirts the system to search for Leila, the daughter taken from her years ago. The series opens with Shalini imprisoned in an Aryavarta purity camp after her family is attacked. She plays by the rules, hoping to be released and reunited with her daughter. While running from Bhanu and his men, Shalini meets an unlikely companion. As the two head to and reach Unnati, vivid memories replay in Shalini's mind. Hoping to track down a reporter who could help her search for Leila, Shalini makes a risky deal. Secrets emerge about the family she now works for. On Friday, June 14, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the entire six-episode series.