In less than 24 hours, Netflix will release a highly-anticipated second season to 'Sacred Games'.Banking on the success of its international content ( Narcos, Dark, Money Heist), Netflix partnered up with Vikramaditya Motwane to make a web-series based on Vikram Chandra's novel 'Sacred Games'. Freed from the bounds of censorship, the show received worldwide acclaim for its gritty take on the world of crime.
This game-changing web series was directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwe. For the second season, however, Motwane has been replaced by 'Masaan' director Neeraj Ghaywan. In a conversation with media, Anurag Kashyap has teased a much more complex season, finally getting to the 'Sacred' part of the 'Sacred Games'. The 'Gangs of Wasseypur' filmmaker also talked about how this season will expand on the character of Sartaj (Saif Ali Khan).
Neeraj Ghaywan added to Kashyap's comments by saying that the season will also investigate into the cliffhanger moment of the season finale. Pankaj Tripathi and Kalki Koechlin, who play Guruji and her long-time follower Batya Abelman will now be at the heart of Ganesh Gaitonde's evolution as the ultimate gangster.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the godman Gaitonde, said that we will see his character finding himself in different situations after gets out of jail. The season will probe further into the lives of characters, with more vital roles for the female stars of the show.
Created by Vikramaditya Motwane, the series was adapted by a team of writers Varun Grover, Smita Singh, and Vasant Nath. The first season finds Sartaj (Saif Ali Khan), a cop who goes on a race against time to save Mumbai when he gets a call from gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui). The second the season will feature Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Surveen Chawla, Amruta Subhash, and Elnaaz Norouzi.