‘Sacred Games‘ is a crime thriller web television series that airs on Netflix. Written by Varun Grover, Smitha Singh, and Vasant Nath, the show is based on Vikram Chandra’s critically acclaimed and award-winning 2006 novel of the same name. The show is directed by Bollywood heavyweights Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, and is one of the first Netflix Original shows that seeks to cater to the streaming service’s growing list of Indian customers.
A very new show, Season 1 of ‘Sacred Games’, consisting of eight 45-minute episodes, premiered globally on Netflix on July 6, 2018, and was largely praised by television critics and audiences alike, particularly for the stellar performances by the cast and the superb writing. Understandably, Netflix wasted no time in renewing the show, and announced in September 2018 that ‘Sacred Games’ would be returning again with Season 2. Here’s everything that we know about Season 2 so far.
Sacred Games Cast: Who is in it?
When ‘Sacred Games’ was first announced, the star cast for the show got everyone talking. In Season 1, Saif Ali Khan plays the role of Inspector Sartaj Singh, a low-key and insignificant police officer who gets wind of a case of a lifetime. The menacing antagonist of the show, Ganesh Gaitonde, meanwhile, is played by none other than the brilliant Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Radhika Apte also stars in Season 1 as Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW) operative Anjali Mathur. Apart from these main cast members, dozens of other cast members play the roles of supporting characters who make recurring or periodic appearances.
Season 2 of the show is expected to revolve around Pankaj Tripathy’s intriguing character, Guruji, who was introduced in Season 1 as the “third father” of Gaitonde. Of course, Saif and Nawaz are expected to reprise their roles as Gaitonde and Inspector Singh. Additionally, it has been confirmed that Mirzapur actress Harshita Gaur will be joining the cast in Season 2. And so will Bollywood star Kalki Koechlin, who is set to play a major role in ‘Sacred Games’ Season 2.
The biggest attraction will obviously remain Anurag Kashyap’s presence in the director’s chair – Kashyap will keep directing the story arc surrounding Gaitonde. Meanwhile, Inspector Singh’s story arc will be directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. Vikramaditya Motwane will remain with the show too, and will serve as the showrunner.
Hinting at what awaits viewers in Season 2 of the show, casting director Shivam Gupta recently told BollywoodLife, “Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will blow your mind away in the second season of the web-series. You cannot even imagine how big it would be.”