Director Neeraj Pandey has hinted that a season 2 for Hotstar Specials’ hit web series Special Ops is a big possibility.
He told IANS:
“When we were discussing the show with Hotstar, we planned to make something that will have recall value, and we were clear about two things. First, we will conclude the story within the first season. I mean there would be nothing left, no loose ends. But at the same time, we wanted to create a brand and a franchise with which we can easily narrate some other stories. Once our lives are restored to normalcy, we will figure out what needs to be done.
”The amount of love that has come in, and there”s the demand for the second season. There is an appetite for it. Now, it all depend on our schedules. Right now everything is thrown out because of the coronavirus pandemic — schedules, work, lives, and timelines. Let things get back to normal and we will definitely explore the possibility.”
Pandey has previously directed big Bollywood films such as A Wednesday! (2008), Special 26 (2013), Baby (2015), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and Aiyaary (2018).
Special Ops, which serves as his digital debut, revolves around Himmat Singh (Kay Kay Menon) and his team as they aim to end a nineteen-year long manhunt.
Season 1 also features Karan Tacker, Parmeet Sethi, Divya Dutta, Vinay Pathak, Saiyami Kher and Meher Vij, among others.
Now rebranded as Disney+ Hotstar after being acquired by Disney, the platform began producing original last year, despite operating since 2015 and having the biggest user base.
Season 2 of Special Ops won’t be coming out anytime soon with the world facing the challenge of tackling coronavirus. All entertainment production is currently on halt.
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