Mirzapur fans rejoice! Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal-starrer web series renewed for third season

Updated: 13 November, 2020 08:27 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The second season of Mirzapur has been watched by viewers in over 180 countries within a week of its launch

Mirzapur poster. Image source: PR
Mirzapur poster. Image source: PR

Following the remarkable success of its first season, Amazon Original Series Mirzapur creates history with its second season. Amazon Prime Video today announced that the raw, gritty, and intense crime drama has become the most-watched show on the service in India within just 7 days of the release of the eagerly awaited new season. Riding high on the success of Season 2 of Mirzapur, Amazon Prime Video also announced the greenlighting of Season 3 of the series that has perfectly captured the zeitgeist.

Appreciated by fans and critics alike for its gripping storyline and phenomenal performances, the latest season of Mirzapur has taken the unmatched fandom of the show several notches higher. The second season of Mirzapur not only recorded one of the highest completion rates but remarkably almost half of the viewers who completed the series, binge-watched the second season within just 48 hours of its launch, setting a new benchmark.

With a stellar ensemble cast featuring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu, Shweta Tripathi Sharma Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur, in the lead roles alongside Amit Sial, Anjum Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Manu Rishi Chadha, and Rajesh Tailang, the show continues to receive massive adulation and viewership from across the world. This season also featured Vijay Varma, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Isha Talwar who have left an indelible impression on audiences with their passionate and layered performances.

The fans of the show will be delighted to know that the series, created and produced by Excel Media and Entertainment, has been greenlit for a third season. The returning season of Mirzapur received high acclaim from critics and audiences. The exceptional performance by the entire cast has yet again left the fans mesmerized, who are now eagerly awaiting the next season.

Some other key highlights and success stories for Mirzapur Season 2 include:

  • As tracked by ListenFirst, based on the social mentions (Launch till 7 days), Mirzapur Season 2 reigns as the most talked-about Indian Original streaming series till date.
  • Cutting across geographies, Mirzapur Season 2 was watched in over 180 countries within 7 days of its release on the service

"At Amazon, we keep our customers at the heart of everything we do. The overwhelming response on the new season of Mirzapur is a testament to our commitment and efforts", Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video India said, "Over the last two years, viewers continued to engage with the immersive universe of Mirzapur and its characters. The love that they have showered on the show for this season has been unprecedented. This encouraging response propels us towards creating content that is exciting, unique, and something that our audiences can fall in love with over and over again. Our collaboration with Excel Media and Entertainment has always been wonderful and we are happy to share this success with them."

Ritesh Sidhwani, Producer, Excel Entertainment, said, "Across two gripping seasons, Mirzapur has become a global sensation and we couldn't be happier associating with Amazon Prime Video to make this happen! The show's massive fandom and the viewers' magnitude of love towards the new season were seen through reactions on social media within days of its release, and we are truly humbled by the response."

Synopsis of Mirzapur Season 2:

The universe of Mirzapur has become more immersive with power, politics, and revenge at the center of it. On one hand, the fight between Munna and Guddu to take over Mirzapur intensifies, on the other hand, the narrative takes us to the power corridors where a nexus between politics and criminals prevails. The women of Mirzapur have become bolder and more complex and will not hesitate in using any means to achieve their goals. Who will win in the end? Is there anyone left to challenge the Tripathis? The canvas gets bigger this season, but the rules remain the same - without spilling blood you won't survive here!

Also Read: Mirzapur 2 Actor Anjum Sharma Reveals How He Landed The Role

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First Published: 13 November, 2020 08:15 IST

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