Amazon knows it may have struck lightning in a bottle with its Indian original, ‘The Family Man.’
The show premiered in September and had plenty of success. Now, Amazon announced a second season of the show which has even started filming.
The Family Man was created, co-written, directed and produced by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. The series stars Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani. Aside from the Season 2 announcement, Amazon also announced that Samantha Akkineni (Theri) will join the cast for the second season.
“With the digital space booming, I knew I had to be a part of this revolution. What better way to make my digital debut, than with one of India’s most loved series – The Family Man. I have loved Raj & D.K.’s work and given the global reach and standing of Amazon Prime Video, I couldn’t have asked for better partners. The role I play for the show is diametrically different from anything I have done before. It will certainly surprise and delight my fans,” Akkineni said about her addition.
The show follows the story of a regular man with a wife and two children who secretly works as a spy for the National Investigation Agency.
Nidimoru and D.K., added, “The Family Man has become a global sensation and we couldn’t be happier associating with Amazon Prime Video to make this happen. While we hoped that audiences would like and relate to the show, what has truly overwhelmed us is the magnitude of love we received within days of the release. Our pan-Indian cast has also been getting amazing appreciation from audiences across the country. We are thrilled that the quality of content and performances are truly breaking down pre-existing walls within various film industries in India. We are delighted to announce that together with Amazon Prime Video, we are coming back with a new season that promises more edge-of-the-seat drama and thrill – the plot will thicken.”
It’s safe to say that ‘The Family Man’ Season 2 will premiere around September or October 2020 just as Season 1 did.