After ending the first season having an open-ending, Netflix India was bound to bring back the critically successful show Sacred Games based on Vikram Chandra's book by the same name. Directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, India's first Netflix original was subjected to memes around Hawaldar Katekar (Jitendra Joshi), Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan), Ganesh Gaitond, (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), the track will have him trying to retain his position as the don of Mumbai. Anjali (Radhika Apte) and Bunty (Jatin Sarna).
The teaser of the TV series was shared on the Netflix official Twitter account, as the second season of the series will be a hugely popular crime drama, but in the teaser, they didn't reveal any footage but implied that Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ganesh Gaitonde will return in the same character.
The teaser, which is for 45-second shows a mandala spinning around as it was a recurring motif in season 1 -- as several characters from the show provide a voice over. “Do you believe in God,” asks Gaitonde, the larger-than-life gangster who died in the first episode of season 1, but returned in flashbacks to narrate his own story. We also hear Saif Ali Khan’s Sartaj Singh, Neeraj Kabi’s Parulkar, and Radhika Apte’s RAW agent Anjali Mathur.
At the end of the teaser, the mandala that spinning around stops to reveal a new title design for the second season, of the series that complete with a numerical ‘2’ in the Devnagri script. The first season, eight episodes traced the fallout of Ganesh Gaitonde’s death, which sent Inspector Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) on a race-against-time mission to uncover a potential terror attack on Mumbai. Sartaj had famously been given 25 days to solve the mystery, which included an enigmatic godman, played by Pankaj Tripathi, who is rumoured to have a bigger role in future episodes.
Several fan theories have speculated where the plot of the second season will go, with some anticipating a nuclear attack and others wondering if Gaitonde is dead at all. With 14 days of Gaitonde’s 25 still remaining -- and about a third of Vikram Chandra’s source novel still unexplored -- the remaining episodes will answer all the questions fans may have.
Erik Barmack, Vice President, International Originals at Netflix, said that he had been thrilled by the response to Sacred Games from fans worldwide, and especially from India, to this high-quality production. It will be incredibly exciting for them to take the story of Sacred Games forward and open a new chapter in the series with its second season. The series, Sacred Games was the first Indian Netflix original that have received a great response from the audience worldwide.