2018 saw a revolution in the digital space as Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Sacred Games broke all barriers and became one of the most-watched series of the year. The show premiered on Netflix and was an instant hit with fans raving about the Anurag Kashyap - Vikramaditya Motwane directorial. While we were waiting for the show’s second season, we hear it's delayed in the wake of #MeToo movement. And in what comes as more bad news for diehard fans, the makers have decided to cut short the length of the show.
According to sources, the makers of the show spread the storyline over four seasons and had earlier planned to release three more seasons. Now it seems, the #MeToo controversy has forced them to rethink their strategy and make a few drastic changes. If sources are to be believed, the makers have shortened the show by one season, with each having on an average 8-9 episodes. We learn that the script too has been altered. It isn't just the fourth season that has been slashed. Many actors who were contracted for the second season have been let go. We reckon it would be safe to believe that the MeToo controversy around its producers could be the reason behind the significant changes to the show.
It should be recalled that the show had been put on hold for some time in October after the wake of the #Metoo controversy. The show's writer Varun Grover was accused of harassment. After a thorough internal investigation, Varun was found not guilty, however, but the show seems to be bearing the brunt of the accusation. Season 2 of the show was set to go on floors by October 2018 but had a delayed start.
Sources at Netflix have denied the news stating that the makers announce only one season at a time. According to them, Netflix sanctions new seasons based on the popularity of the current season. For now, we are eagerly waiting for the second season to hit our screen and watch Sartaj and Gaitonde unveil new twists to the show.
In.com reached out to Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane and they both denied the developments.