Amazon Prime Video on Monday, 24 August, announced that the second season of its much anticipated original series Mirzapur will premiere on 23 October.
The release date was announced by the streamer on YouTube through a 55-second video that shows glimpses of actors from the upcoming series. Producer Ritesh Sidhwani also tweeted about the release date.
Check out the announcement here
#Mirzapur2 mein aapka swaagat hai 🙏🏻 https://t.co/i2XTSHPgru@YehHaiMirzapur @PrimeVideoIN @TripathiiPankaj @alifazal9 @divyenndu @battatawada @RasikaDugal @HarshitaGaur12 @MrVijayVarma @excelmovies @FarOutAkhtar @PuneetKrishna @gurmmeet @MihirBDesai @vineetkrishna01 pic.twitter.com/pWlBehwHuD
— Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) August 24, 2020
The series stars Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Shweta Tripathi. The show is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment.
According to The Indian Express, the cast of Mirzapur 2 recently finished dubbing for the series. Fazal had also shared a picture with his co-star Shweta, Harshita Gaur sporting face masks and maintaining social distancing during the session.
The sequel of the show will also feature Vijay Varma, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Isha Talwar.
Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video, said “Mirzapur” has been a “game-changer” for the streamer.
“The show heralded a new idiom of storytelling for Indian audiences – its characters have become a part of the popular culture. We are certain that the riveting narrative of season 2 will leave our audiences mesmerized once again,” she said.
Set in Mirzapur, the first season of the crime drama took the audiences in the dark world of guns, drugs and lawlessness. The nine-episode first season of the that premiered in 2018 concluded with Golu (Shweta), Guddu (Fazal) and Dimpy (Gaur) escaping a wedding-gone-violent after Munna (Sharma) decides to go on a rampage.