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Netflix has renewed six Indian series, including the TVF drama Kota Factory, the crime drama Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega from National Award-winning director Soumendra Padhi, young adult romance Mismatched with Prajakta Koli and Rohit Saraf, comedy-drama Masaba Masaba starring Masaba Gupta and Neena Gupta, comedy-drama Little Things led by Dhruv Sehgal and Mithila Parkar, and Imtiaz Ali's crime drama She. While Kota Factory, Jamtara, Mismatched, Masaba Masaba, and She will return for their respective season 2, it will be season 4 for Little Things. Alongside, Netflix India also confirmed that International Emmy-winner Delhi Crime season 2 is coming in 2021, though there's still no word on a release date.
The six renewals were part of Netflix's “See What's Next India” event on Wednesday, where the world's largest subscription streaming service unveiled a slate of 41 titles — across original series, films, documentaries, reality TV, and stand-up comedy specials — most of which will release in the 2021 calendar year. Kota Factory is technically both an acquisition and a renewal (in the vein of Little Things), given the TVF series premiered its first season on TVFPlay and YouTube back in 2019.
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Delhi Crime — which premiered in March 2019 — was created, written, and directed by Richie Mehta (Amal, Siddharth). Tanuj Chopra takes over as showrunner and director alongside National Award-winner Rajesh Mapuskar (Ventilator) for Delhi Crime season 2. Delhi Crime stars Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Anurag Arora, Yashaswini Dayama, Sidharth Bhardwaj, Gopal Dutt, and Denzil Smith.
Mayank Tewari, Shubhra Swarup, Vidit Tripathi, Sanyuktha Chawla (dialogues) are the writers. Florence Sloan, Aaron Kaplan, Jeff Sagansky, John Penotti, Kilian Kerwin, Mike Hogan, Pooja Kohli, Apoorva Bakshi, and Sanjay Bachani serve as producers. Delhi Crime is a production of SK Global Entertainment and Golden Caravan.
In Jamtara season 2, Sunny and Gudiya have one final chance to avenge their past. As bigger players enter Jamtara, politics tries to control phishing, but phishing ends up controlling politics. It stars Sparsh Shrivastava, Monika Panwar, Anshumaan Pushkar, Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Aksha Pardhasany, Kartavya Kabra, Sarfaraz Ali Mirza, Rohit Kp, Harshit Gupta, Aatm Prakash Mishra, and Udit Arora. Padhi returns as director, as does writer Trishant Srivastava alongside Kanishka Singh Deo and Ashwin Varman. Jamtara is a production of Viacom18 Studio's Tipping Point and Click on RM.
Kota Factory season 2 continues the story of vulnerable teenager Vaibhav who must decide if he can leave behind Jeetu Bhaiya (described as a modern-day Dronacharya), his friends, and his love interest for greener pastures. The black-and-white series centres on the students who prepare for competitive exams in the coaching city of India, Kota. Mayur More, Jitendra Kumar, Alam Khan, Ahsaas Channa, Urvi Singh, Ranjan Raj, and Revathi Pillai are part of the cast.
Raghav Subbu is the director, and co-showrunner with Shreyansh Pandey on Kota Factory season 2. Saurabh Khanna, Abhishek Yadav, Puneet Batra, and Manoj Kalwani are the writers.
Little Things was acquired by Netflix in July 2018; it premiered its season 2 in October 2018, with season 3 following in November 2019. Sehgal is also the creator. In Little Things season 4, Dhruv (Sehgal) and Kavya (Palkar) have been together for six years. If seasons one to three were a trilogy that dived deep into the facets of young love, season four explores a new maturing love and the growing pains and adventures that come with it.
Ashwin Suresh is the showrunner on Little Things season 4. Ruchir Arun returns as director alongside Pranjal Dua. Abhinandan Sridhar, Nupur Pai, Garima Pura Patiyaalvi, and Gaurav Patki are the season 4 writers. Little Things is a production of Pocket Aces' Dice Media.
On Masaba Masaba season 2, Masaba goes in front of the camera, and Neena ji decides to go behind them. All the while dealing with new loves, old loves, and some impossible loves. Both women take their careers, image, friendships and lovers, in their own hands and turn everything around. Sonam Nair returns as director, and will co-write season 2 with Nandini Gupta, Punya Arora, and Anisha Raisurana.
In addition to the mother-daughter Gupta duo, Masaba Masaba also stars Neil Bhoopalam, Rytasha Rathore, Smaran Sahu, Nayan Shukla, Pooja Bedi, and Satyadeep Misra. Masaba Masaba is a production of Ashvini Yardi's Viniyard Films; Yardi is also the creator.
Mismatched season 2 brings genius coder Dimple (who lost her app) and hopeless romantic Rishi (who lost faith in love) face to face again, as Rishi is forced to step back into the mess he left behind. With their futures at stake, Dimple and Rishi must navigate the rough terrains of frayed friendships, new love interests, broken promises, academic stress and shocking rivalries. The series is based on Sandhya Menon's Dimple and Rishi book series.
In addition to Koli and Saraf, Mismatched season 2 stars Vihaan Samat, Taaruk Raina, Devyani Shorey, Muskkaan Jaferi, Rannvijay Singha, and Vidya Malavade. Akarsh Khurana continues as showrunner and director. Gazal Dhaliwal, Aarsh Vora, Nandini Gupta, Akshay Jhunjhunwala, and Sunayana Kumari are the writers. Mismatched is a production of Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP.
In She season 2, Bhumi, after swearing her allegiance to drug-lord Nayak, must walk the dangerous line between siding with the police or with crime, while simultaneously exploring her newfound sexual liberation, as Nayak's larger plan unfolds. Imtiaz Ali is the showrunner, and writer alongside Divya Johri. Arif Ali returns as director. She season 2 stars Aaditi Pohankar, Vishwas Kini, Kishore Kumar G, Shivani Rangole, and Suhita Tatte. She is a production of Viacom18 Studio's Tipping Point.