‘‘Sacred Games”, starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, was brought back by Netflix India this year owing to the huge success of season one. The crime thriller isn’t the only Indian web show that got renewed for a new season. There are other shows that have cleared the “acid test of content”, too.
The big question for all OTT shows returning with new seasons is: Will these taste the success of their first parts? Or, will these underwhelm, as the new season of “Sacred Games” did earlier this year?
Soon after “Sacred Games 2” premiered in August, it led to divided reactions among netizens. Many memes comparing both the seasons flooded the Internet. Those disappointed with the second season of the series went on to use images of old and torn clothes, broken cars, and stills from “Games Of Thrones” to express themselves.
Cricket-themed “Selection Day”, focusing on the stories of Radha and Manju, returned to Netflix in April. Some found it just “okay”, others thought the drama was inspiring.
Despite a few web shows not living up to expectations in their new seasons as compared to original ones, follow-ups are happening in the OTT world aplenty.
Amazon Prime is also bringing back some of its hit web shows — “Inside Edge” being one of them, and its actress Richa Chadha has promised her fans that the new season has a much more gripping and power-packed storyline.
“My character Zarina Malik has transformed very interestingly since the first season. In the first season, Zarina tried to do things in a rightful manner but she faced a lot of obstacles. Now she is questioning herself, as to why this is happening, why she is doing this, while it only puts her in trouble. The character goes into that tussle over going into the dark side of matters,” Richa had said. (IANS)