New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Actors Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey are a part of the cast of the much-awaited second season of "Sacred Games", which will stream on Netflix later this month.
The first look of the second season of the series, which became an audience favourite within just a week of its launch last year, came out on Monday.
"Season 2 is coming. Put your chattris in the air. 'Sacred Games Season 2'. Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey and Pankaj Tripathi in season 2 of 'Sacred Games'. Please take a moment to join us in screaming hysterically," read a post on the official Twitter page of Netflix India.
Season 2, which promises a new trail of friendship, betrayal, crime, passion, and a thrilling chase through Mumbai's underbelly, will witness Kalki as Batya, and Ranvir as Shahid Khan.
Kalki is thrilled.
"Personally, I am a fan of the series, and it is super awesome to be a part of the 'Sacred Games' and Netflix family. Season 2 promises to be much more exciting and I cannot wait for viewers to watch me in the series," she said in a statement.
Ranvir said: "The digital platform is so empowering and working on this audience-favourite show has been an absolute delight. My character Shahid Khan is a complete departure from any of the roles I've played before, and I'm looking forward to fans across the world bingeing on the new season."
The show is based on Vikram Chandra's "Sacred Games".
The second season picks up from Sartaj Singh (actor Saif Ali Khan) pursuing his relentless battle of saving the city and Ganesh Gaitonde (actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui) facing bigger challenges to retain his position as the legendary kingpin of Mumbai.
The intriguing Guruji (actor Pankaj Tripathi), introduced in season one as Gaitonde's 'third father', plays a pivotal role in unfolding a chain of events that shape the next season.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Neeraj Ghaywan have directed the new season.
Vikramaditya Motwane and Varun Grover continue their roles of being the showrunner and the lead writer, respectively.