Delhi Crime Season 2 is the second installment of an Indian Emmy winning crime series from 2019. The second installment is speculated to be released in the second quarter of 2021, but nothing is official as of now.
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About Delhi Crime Season 1
Delhi Crime Season 1 follows the true-life investigation of the perplexing Nirbhaya case from 2012. This crime drama thriller won the award for the Best Drama series in the Emmys and became India’s first series to hold a winning title in the event.
A case this profoundly ill, traumatizing and violent could call for a question that after such an incident, can a city heal and change towards the better. We do not know if that’s possible for the other cities, but Delhi has come a long way since 2012. And it could use another powerful story to light awareness among its citizens. Again, we should add that there’s no official word at the moment and Delhi Crime Season 2 is just a set of speculations from Film critics and fans.
The first series was a miraculous portrayal of misogyny and incompetence in our society and its institutions. It also depicted the difficult lives of people who were involved in the case and how hard things could get from the Delhi Police perspective.
The unputdownable season 1 was released in March 2019, and two years later the sources are speculating its return.
What do we know of Delhi Crime Season 2?
What stood out was the immense research for 4 years on the subject (Nirbhaya case) by Richi Mehta, the director, writer of the series in his 2019’s series.
We know Delhi has enormous scope in terms of crime stories and we are safe in Mehta’s hand to trust him with the new subject.
If we could speculate that this crime series may again pick a case that rocked Delhi in the last decade, then we have two potential cases. The first is 2008’s Soumya Vishwanathan’s case who was shot dead while driving home from work. Jigisha Ghost’s 2019 case in which Jigisha was abducted and killed after her office cab dropped her off in South Delhi is another such case. Both of these cases could have a powerful storyline that season 2 could use to further their mission to help the public fight their fears through strong narratives.
Due to COVID-19, it’s not possible to imply anything with a strong footing. However, as per another source, the new season may replace the previous directors altogether and revolve around Abhishek Singh, an IAS from Delhi as the central character.
As of now, there is no official announcement, but if we believe Netflix distributors, the series is going to return for the second season. Based on Season 1 that had 7 suspense-cracking episodes, we speculate that Season 2 will also stick to the same number.
Trusting the tradition of Netflix and crime drama series in the Indian subcontinent, the series may get slightly delayed and may even push down to 2023 due to the research on new subjects.
Developing meaningful narratives takes time, and we think if Season 2 is coming, it should attempt to do justice to the story. Like the previous installment, it should try to wrap the conclusion in a single season.
We hope for another edgy, intensely gripping drama filled with top-notch perfomances. Vartika Chaturvedi and her team may be up for another challenge in Delhi and fight along with others in the cast.
We want you to understand that new footage on Season 2 is not practical for a while. A series like Delhi Crime takes patience, and we are ready to wait for a story worth watching. However, what we can tell you is that we can expect more of the same–a riveting thriller that puts things in perspective. And like Season 1, the season 2, too, would leave you aching.
Stay tuned for more updates.