Netflix today has revealed a first look at Sacred Games Season 2, which will launch on the streaming service later this year. Based on Vikram Chandra’s award-winning book, the first eight episodes received rave reviews worldwide and left audiences craving for more.
While Season 1 saw the departure of many of our favorites, Sacred Games Season 2 will witness Kalki Koechlin as Batya, and Ranvir Shorey as Shahid Khan, joining 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 with these new characters.
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 is the main man behind 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, said on joining the show: “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, added: “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.’’