It is one of the popular series out of India, watched by audiences across 200 territories worldwide and setting social media abuzz. Now ‘Mirzapur’ is back this week for its 10-part second season with a power-packed line up from the first series – Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Amit Sial, Anjum Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Rajesh Tailang and Manu Rishi Chadha – along with new actors Vijay Varma, Priyanshu Painyuli and Isha Talwar.
Produced and created by actor-producer Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Media and Entertainment, the Amazon Prime Original Series is described as a hinterland crime drama set in a fictional Mirzapur where power and revenge provide a way to keep order. The new storyline dives deeper into the murky and rustic world of guns, drugs and lawlessness and traverses through myriad layers of vengeance, conspiracies, romance, drama and formidable women power.
Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video, said: “The fandom that has built for the world of ‘Mirzapur’ over the last two years has been phenomenal; viewers have expressed their love and appreciation for the show and are highly engaged and immersed in the lives of the characters.
“Its characters have become a part of popular culture. We have had a wonderful collaboration with Excel Media and Entertainment over many years and we are thrilled to join forces again for yet another gripping season. We are delighted to bring the highly-anticipated new season of the captivating and gritty crime drama, ‘Mirzapur’.”
The series is created by Puneet Krishna and directed by Gurmmeet Singh and Mihir Desai.
Krishna said: “We created the first season with the intent to ‘get our hands dirty’ with a pure hinterland drama; what really surprised us was the worldwide love that’s grown for our local show.
“The success of the first season has set a benchmark and encouraged us to take the new season several notches higher. Viewers will be in for an immersive experience through the plot twists, character developments and captivating storyline in Season 2!”
Ritesh Sadhwani, Producer, Excel Entertainment, said their production offices have been inundated with calls for a follow up to Season 1, which premieres on October 23.
“We are happy to put an end to the wait and present an all new season to them,” he said.