Within two months of premiering the first season of Prime Original series Mirzapur, Amazon Prime Video announced that it has greenlit the second season of the show that has been loved by audiences and critics alike. Produced by Excel Media & Entertainment, 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. The show will go into production this year before being released on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
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.
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. All episodes of Mirzapur’s first season are available to binge-watch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
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, said, “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.”