Sacred Games is all set to return with its second season on August 15, a little more than a year after the Netflix’s first India original started streaming on July 6 last year. The new season of the Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer promises to be bigger and better than its previous installment and is shot extensively in Kenya, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The trailer starts with the character of Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) reappearing and Sartaj Singh looking for more clues to deal with the lurking danger set to engulf Mumbai. Gaitonde in his trademark style tells Sartaj: “Life haraam ho gayi thi sardaar ji jaise ab aapki hone wali hai.”
Gaitonde spills the beans on the game that’s bigger than what one might think. “Maloom pada ye game aap se, in sab ch******n se, mujhse bada hai.”
Video streaming platform Netflix on Tuesday confirmed that the second season of Sacred Games would premiere on 15 August. In a teaser on Twitter, Netflix said “Calendar nikalo bhaiyo aur behno. #SacredGames2 ka release date ayela hai!”
Based on the voluminous novel by acclaimed writer Vikram Chandra and helmed by celebrated directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, Sacred Games is Netflix’s first locally produced original series. The action drama features actors such as Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte among others. The new season will also feature actors such as Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey.
In October last year, Netflix said it would stick with the team behind Indian hit show Sacred Games for a second season after an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Varun Grover and Vikas Bahl who were involved with the show.
Kashyap, who directed the first season, said in a statement this month on his Twitter account that he regretted not acting on allegations of sexual misconduct made against his partner and producer Bahl in 2015.
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