Another series of Sacred Games on Netflix post #MeToo?

Source: Firstpost

Netflix has confirmed the second season of Sacred Games. The news was confirmed in via Netflix India’s Twitter account and filming is expected to take place this autumn.


Netflix Inc. said it would stick with the team behind Indian hit show Sacred Games for a second season after an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against two individuals involved with the show.

In a statement emailed to Reuters, Netflix said it would continue to work with the show’s lead writer Varun Grover, one of two men called out in a wave of #MeToo allegations in India in recent weeks.

It said it would continue to work with directors Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, whose production house Phantom Films was behind the Mumbai-set thriller and who have not been mentioned in the allegations.

Netflix announced a second season of Sacred Games in September but ran into trouble earlier this month when Phantom Films disbanded in a cloud of allegations against one of its partners, Vikas Bahl, and Grover.

Both men have denied the allegations.

Bahl was not listed as a producer on the first season.

Netflix gave no details of the outcome of the investigation.

“After an independent investigation, the results helped inform Netflix’s decision to continue with Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap on season 2 of Sacred Games,” the company said.

“We continue to collaborate with our production partners to ensure and maintain a safe and respectful working environment.”

The production house was dissolved last month after allegations resurfaced against Bahl in the wake of #MeToo movement in India. Photo: Reuters

Sacred Games Season One was based on the Vikram Chandra novel of the same name. It was directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and written by Varun Grover, Smita Singh, and Vasant Nath.

It starred Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte and so on. It received positive critical reception, both in India and abroad. It holds a 90% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus reads,  “Gorgeous, grim, and unexpected, Sacred Games is saved from its procedural premise by its dense plotting and a superb cast.”