Sacred Games was one of the very first Netflix Indian originals. The show first premiered in June 2018 and became one of the biggest releases of the year. The book adaptation starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Radhika Apte had also garnered international fame. However, season two which released in 2019, failed to impress critics as well as fans.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui who played the iconic role of Ganesh Gaitonde, recently opened up about season 2. He told Spotboye that he too wasn't impressed and understood fans' reaction. "Perhaps somewhere the intention behind Season 2 was not as sincere as the first time. I admit Sacred Games 2 was a disappointment."
Nawazuddin Siddiqui As Ganesh Gaitonde
After season 1 ended on a cliffhanger, fans were excited to see where the story would lead Inspector Sartaj Singh played by Saif Ali Khan, and how he would save the beloved city of Mumbai. Directed by Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan, season 2 had also introduced new characters like Pankaj Tripathi's Khanna Guruji and Kalki Koechlin's Batya Abelman.
Nawazuddin On Sacred Games' Global Fan Following
Notably, Nawazuddin revealed that Sacred Games' international following was the reason makers opted to work on a season 2. He recalled interacting with fans while in Rome and said "Sacred Games got the kind of worldwide acclaim that none of us associated with the series had seen before. I remember shooting in Rome for Tannishtha Chatterjee's film and over there too there were so many people talking to me about Sacred Games. So we all felt it was right to do it again, and we did a second season."
Nawazuddin On Sacred Games Season 3
Despite the low rating of season 2, the crime thriller's loyal fans were hoping that the makers would redeem the story with a new season. However, Nawazuddin said that season 3 won't be happening. He added, "Whatever had to be said from the original novel has already been said. There is nothing left in Vikram Chandra's novel to be put in Season 3."