A month ago, Amazon Prime’s medical drama series Mumbai Diaries 26/11 was released. Nikkhil Advani’s directorial Mumbai Diaries became quite a successful series on the OTT platform.
During the series promotion, the director had promised to come back with its second edition and also revealed a bit details about the second season, the director said “The writing team is already working and we also have a script in place. The first season was about the 26/11 terror attacks. The second season will be about a bigger disaster that happened to the city which affected all the citizens. Every season will deal with a particular disaster situation the city is reeling under. The eight episodes will play out over 24 hours with the characters we have introduced in Season 1 moving forward to deal with the next crisis.”
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A month after the director’s statement, the distributor Amazon prime has decided to retain the second edition, as per the source.
The source also revealed that the second season of Mumbai Diaries will be on the line of Mumbai floods in 2015. The source said “Mumbai Diaries is a show set in the Emergency Room of a hospital and explores the challenges faced by the medical staff at the hospital as well as other first responders across the city of Mumbai in dealing with a crisis of immense magnitude. After handling the 26/11 Mumbai blasts situation, the Bombay General Hospital doctors and staff are now set to deal with the 26 July crisis — a term used to refer to the day when the city of Mumbai came to a standstill due to flooding in 2005. The makers have already completed the scripting and will soon begin the pre-production to kick off the filming in January 2022.”
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The second season of Mumbai Diaries will retain its season first cast including Mohit Raina, Konkona Sen Sharma, Prakash Belawadi, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bhardwaj, and Mrunmayee Deshpande.