Sacred Games Season 2: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot, Spoilers, News

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. Further, if reports are to be believed, Bollywood star Kalki Koechlin is also expected to star 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.”

Sacred Games Plot: What is it about?

The official synopsis of the show of  the first season of Netflix’s original reads: “As sprawling as the heat-drenched city it richly portrays, ‘Sacred Games’ delves into many emotionally charged worlds of contemporary India, in particular, the spidery links between organized crime, local politics and Indian espionage that lie below the shimmering surfaces of its economic renaissance. Money and corruption form the golden thread. In interweaving narratives and voices, ‘Sacred Games’ takes on even larger themes, from the wrenching violence of the 1947 partition of India to the specter of nuclear terrorism.” We won’t go into the details and ruin the show for you with spoilers – it’s a story best experienced first-hand.

As far as the plot of Season 2 is concerned, we are largely in the dark as neither the showrunners nor the cast members have made any enlightening revelations. However, considering that Vikram Chandra’s novel is a 1,000-page book, there’s more than enough source material to draw from. We will update this section when we get to know more about the plot of the second season.

In terms of reception, ‘Sacred Games’ has done marvelously. One one hand, television critics have loved the show’s take on Mumbai’s gritty underworld, with the Rotten Tomatoes critics’ consensus reading, “Gorgeous, grim, and unexpected, ‘Sacred Games’ is saved from its procedural premise by its dense plotting and superb cast.” Season 1 of the show enjoys a stellar score of 92% on the review aggregator website. On the other hand, among audiences, ‘Sacred Games’ has been a hit of astronomical proportions, and the show boasts a brilliant overall rating of 8.9/10 on IMDb, based on over 51,000 votes. Understandably, expectations from Season 2 are at an all-time high.

Sacred Games Season 2 Release Date: When is it coming out?

Season 1 of ‘Sacred Games’ premiered on July 6, 2018, and although Netflix announced Season 2 shortly afterwards, the streaming platform did not reveal when Season 2 is slated to be released.

That being said, if Netflix follows the precedent set by the previous season, then we can expect Season 2 of ‘Sacred Games’ to premiere in July 2019. Alternatively, considering that the renewal announcement was made in September 2018, Season 2 could also be released in September 2019. However, if we had to pick one, we would go with a July 2019 release. We will update this section when Netflix makes an official announcement pertaining to the release date of Season 2.

Sacred Games Season 2 Trailer:

While we wait for Netflix to announce the release date of Season 2 of ‘Sacred Games’, here is the announcement teaser for Season 2 to get you in the mood for your upcoming journey into the dark, seedy underbelly of Mumbai. When Netflix releases the full-length trailer for Season 2, we will be sure to update this section to reflect the same.

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