Back-to-back innings for Richa Chadha and Vivek Oberoi

Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 12:54 IST | Sonil Dedhia

Second and third seasons of web series Inside Edge to be shot simultaneously in May

An insider
An insider

Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani have struck gold with their debut web series, Inside Edge, with the positive response encouraging them to greenlight two more seasons. While cast member Richa Chadha had revealed a month after the show's July 2017 launch that a second instalment would be created, mid-day has learnt that the makers will also film for part three, simultaneously.

The Chadha and Vivek Oberoi starrer shed light on the murky underbelly of the cricket administration in India. An insider tells mid-day that director Karan Anshuman is returning to helm the forthcoming seasons. "This was Amazon Prime's first Indian original series and it hit big numbers globally. The team is writing the script for two more seasons. The actors have been asked to block 80 days from May onwards. The long schedule will provide sufficient time to shoot for both seasons."

The instalments will comprise 10 episodes each, and will pick up from where season one culminated. Part two, we hear, is scheduled to air in early 2019, with the third instalment following in a few months later. The team will also cast new faces. "While the original cast is expected to be retained, auditions for new characters are already underway. In the first season, a character, merely referred to as 'bhai sahaab', didn't have a face. So, the production house is looking to put a prominent face to this name," the source says. In previous interviews to mid-day, both Akhtar and Chadha had spoken about the success of the series, even confirming that work on the second part was underway.

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