Within two months of premiering the first season of Mirzapur, Amazon Prime Video announced that it has greenlit the second season of the show that was loved by audiences and critics alike. Mirzapur is an amped-up portrayal of India’s heartland and youth — a world replete with drugs, guns, and lawlessness, where caste, power, egos, and tempers intersect and violence is the only way of life.
Mirzapur starred Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, and Shweta Tripathi in pivotal roles.
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.”
Farhan Akhtar, Excel Media & Entertainment, further 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 & 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.”
Ritesh Sidhwani, Excel Media and Entertainment, 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-n-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.”
Created by Puneet Krishna and directed by Gurmmeet Singh, Mirzapur season two will depict the story of the violent world of Mirzapur which, when coupled with greed for power, changes people and asks for sacrifices.
Amazon Prime Video also announced the greenlighting of more than 20 new and returning Prime Original Series to go into production in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, Japan, and Mexico. Mirzapur S2 is part of the seven Prime Original series from India part of the global line up.