Netflix’s Sacred Games officially resume this August, and a new trailer gives us our first look at Season 2 in action.
The Indian series is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan, and has been adapted by Vikram Chandra’s book of the same name. Set in the underbelly of Mumbai, the show sees politics, crime and passion all collide, as a cynical cop Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) and a criminal overlord Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) clash in a complex web of corruption and violence woven by Gaitonde himself.
Picking up from the nail-biting finish of Season 1, the upcoming season twists, turns and swerves in the ultimate mission to save the City of Dreams. Tune in to watch Singh embark on a journey of self-discovery, struggling to solve the mystery of Gaitonde’s third father, and attempting to salvage his failed marriage – all while trying to save Mumbai from a massacre. In turn, witness Gaitonde’s quest to re-establish his power and position as the king.
Batya Abelman (Kalki Koechlin) and Shahid Khan (Ranvir Shorey) are new characters joining the world of Sacred Games for Season 2.
Vikramaditya Motwane, who turns showrunner with the second season, shares his thoughts before the release of the show: “This season is bigger, more compelling, and totally unexpected. Be prepared to discover a different side to each character as we take the audience on a tremendous journey, and address questions left unanswered last season.”
Season 2 premieres on 15th August.
First Look: Season 2 of Netflix’s Sacred Games
7th May 2019
Sacred Games is gearing up to return to Netflix this year for Season 2, and we’ve got our first look at the show’s sophomore run with a host of a new images.
While Season 1 saw the departure of many of favourite characters, Season 2 will see Kalki Koechlin as Batya, and Ranvir Shorey as Shahid Khan, join the Games in prominent roles. The brand new season promises a new trail of friendship, betrayal, crime, passion, and a thrilling chase through Mumbai’s underbelly. The second season picks up with Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) pursuing his relentless quest to save the city, and Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) facing bigger challenges to retain his position as the legendary kingpin of Mumbai. The intriguing Guruji (Pankaj Tripathi), introduced in Season 1 as Gaitonde’s ‘third father’, plays a pivotal role in unfolding a chain of events that shape the season.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has directed Ganesh Gaitonde’s track, while Neeraj Ghaywan (of Masaan fame) is the main director of Sartaj Singh’s plot for Season 2. Vikramaditya Motwane and Varun Grover continue their roles of being the showrunner and the lead writer, respectively.
Kalki Koechlin, who plays the role of Batya, says: “Personally, I am a fan of the series, and it is super awesome to be a part of the Sacred Games and Netflix family. Season 2 promises to be much more exciting and I cannot wait for viewers to watch me in the series.”
Ranvir Shorey, who plays the role of Shahid Khan, adds: “The digital platform is so empowering and working on this audience-favourite show has been an absolute delight! My character in Sacred Games 2, Shahid Khan, is a complete departure from any of the roles I’ve played before, and I’m looking forward to fans across the world bingeing on the new season.”
Based on Vikram Chandra’s award-winning book, Sacred Games Season 2 will premiere on Netflix later this year. Here are the pictures:
Netflix’s Sacred Games will return for a second season
21st September 2018
Netflix’s Sacred Games will return for a second season.
Based on Vikram Chandra’s novel, the epic thriller is Netflix’s first Indian original series and sees politics, crime and passion all collide in Mumbai’s underbelly. The series follows a cynical cop Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) and a criminal overlord Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who clash in a complex web of corruption and violence woven by Gaitonde himself.
The eight episodes saw Ganesh and Sartaj tighten their grip on each other and stake everything on victory, including the city itself. The result was controversial in its home country, with Netflix facing a legal petition to remove certain content, which commented on former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, called him a “fattu” (coward), and saw a character criticise a scandal that erupted during his tenure as Prime Minister. Nonetheless, the series has been enough of a success to win a second outing only a couple of months after its premiere.
“Netflix’s stunning, vibrant Mumbai noir is a potentially game-changing piece of cinematic TV,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Now, a new video released by Netflix teases the show’s return, promising that Ganesh Gaitonde’s story has only just begun…
Watch the full trailer for Netflix’s Sacred Games
6th June 2018
The games have begun in Mumbai, with the new trailer for Sacred Games, Netflix’s new original series.
The video gives us a full look at the intriguing world of the drama, based on Vikram Chandra’s epic novel, in which politics, crime and passion all collide in the city’s dark underbelly.
A cop without a case and a criminal without a code. The eight-episode thriller follows the riveting journey of Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a seasoned, cynical police officer, and Anjali Mathur (Radhika Apte), an intelligence officer, to the centre of a mysterious web woven by the powerful criminal overlord, Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). The plot twists and turns along the dark alleys of Mumbai, with Ganesh and Sartaj tightening their grip on each other and staking everything on victory, including the city itself.
Sacred Games is directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and premieres exclusively on Netflix worldwide on Friday 6th July. Here’s the new video:
Sacred Games: Season 1 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Netflix unveils new trailer for Sacred Games
4th May 2018
Even if you’re a god, betrayal is the only truth. That’s the lesson to learn from Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred Games.
Based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Vikram Chandra, the series delves into Mumbai’s intricate web of organised crime, politics and espionage. A policeman, a criminal overlord, a Bollywood film star, politicians, cultists, spies, and terrorists — the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched, and the bloodthirsty interweave with cataclysmic consequences amid the chaos of modern-day Mumbai.
The series focuses on Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), a seasoned and cynical Bombay police officer, summoned by an anonymous tip one morning, a voice which promises him an opportunity to capture the powerful Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), criminal overlord of the G-Company. As the stakes mount and Sartaj seeks knowledge of his prey, it becomes clear that the game the two players thought they were engaged in is in fact part of a much larger scenario, one that expands beyond their city.
Sacred Games premieres on Netflix on Friday 6th July. Watch the trailer – or read on below for the poster:
Netflix’s Sacred Games to premiere this July
11th April 2018
Netflix’s first original Indian series, Sacred Games, will premiere this summer, the online giant has announced.
The series marks Netflix’s continuing investment in Indian productions, from Bard of Blood to three new originals announced earlier this year – Leila, Ghoul and Crocodile. Netflix has also ordered a new cricket documentary series featuring the Mumbai Indians.
Based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Vikram Chandra, the series delves into Mumbai’s intricate web of organised crime, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. The privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty all interweave in a thriller of insidious corruption.
The deadliest games are the ones we don’t know we’re playing, warns the teaser video, which gives us a taste of the show’s tone, as well as reveals when the series will premiere. The answer to the latter is Friday 6th July. Get ready to start playing.
Sacred Games: Netflix announces first original Indian series
5th June 2016
Netflix has ordered a new Netflix original series based on the best-selling novel Sacred Games by Indian author Vikram Chandra. Shot on location in India, the Hindi-English series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films, one of India’s leading production houses.
Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.
“Over the last few years, I’ve watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows,” comments Mr. Chandra. “I’m confident that all the colour and vitality and music of the fictional world I’ve lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix. I’m thrilled to be working with Netflix and Phantom Films.”
“We are very happy to start this journey with Netflix by producing Vikram’s outstanding story, set in Mumbai ” adds Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films. “And we are extremely confident that, together we will create some exciting and groundbreaking Television content from hereon.”
“We are delighted to partner with creative powerhouse, Phantom Films, to bring Vikram Chandra’s epic novel to life with the best Indian and global film talent available today,” says Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix. “ Sacred Games reinforces our commitment to bring the authenticity of local stories to Netflix members across 190 countries worldwide.”
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