As one of the more popular series on the digital platform, Amazon Prime Video has decided to renew Mirzapur for a second season. The series, created by Karan Anshuman and Puneet Krishna, features Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Rasika Dugal among others.
The decision for greenlighting the second season comes a mere couple of months following the premiere of the first season on the Amazon Prime video platform. Having premiered across 200 countries, the second season of the show will go into shooting later this year.
Mirzapur is part of seven Original India series which are set to go into production this year. The decision is in keeping with the greenlighting of 20 new and returning Amazon Prime Original series which will go into production in UK, Germany and Italy this year.
Speaking about the show, Vijay Subramaniam, director, and head of content, Amazon Prime Video, India said, “We are committed to creating compelling stories with powerful characters, gripping narratives and world-class production values. We are thrilled with the response to Mirzapur’s first season from our customers and we are happy to be working with the amazing team at Excel Media & Entertainment for another bold and powerful narrative for the next season of the show.”
Producer Farhan Akhtar, Excel Media & Entertainment, added, “It is exciting to see that global audiences are responding well to the kind of content we are creating. It started with Inside Edge being nominated for an International Emmy and now Mirzapur being watched and loved across India and globally; we are glad that both shows have been renewed for the next season giving us another chance to showcase Indian stories on a global stage.”
Akhtar’s partner, Ritesh Sidhwani also said, “Mirzapur has been our dream project and to quickly follow the first season with a season two announcement underlines our efforts to create best-in-class content for our online global audiences. The show gave us an opportunity to challenge ourselves and explore new subjects and territories. Now, we look forward to taking our story to another level of cinematic experience in the next season with Amazon Prime Video.”