Hotstar’s Criminal Justice — the Indian remake of the British authentic — will return for a second season, with returning forged members Pankaj Tripathi, Mita Vashist, and Anupriya Goenka. That makes it the primary collection, beneath the brand new “Hotstar Specials” banner, to be greenlit for a sophomore run. Production homes BBC Studios India and Applause Entertainment, the content material arm of the Aditya Birla Group, made the announcement on Tuesday. Hotstar had no remark. There’s no phrase on the discharge date, author, or director for Criminal Justice season 2.
“We are very excited to work with Applause Entertainment as soon as once more for bringing within the season 2 of our most iconic, award-winning drama collection — Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice,” BBC Studios India’s manufacturing enterprise head, Sameer Gogate, stated in a ready assertion. “The success of season 1 has shown what good content can achieve, and we hope the second season will be equally loved by the audiences.”
Applause Entertainment’s head of promoting and income, Ashok Cherian, added: “Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice had a improbable launch of its first season, and acquired rave opinions from audiences and critics alike. It was our first partnership with BBC Studios, that was primarily based on the singular goal of telling nice tales. With the second season of Criminal Justice that can stream on Hotstar VIP, we wish to take this artistic partnership to the subsequent degree.”
Released in April final 12 months, the primary season of Criminal Justice premiered to lower than “rave reviews” and was removed from “iconic”. Though the performances of Vikrant Massey, Jackie Shroff, and Tripathi have been praised — two of the three should not returning on Criminal Justice season 2 — it was labelled “bland”, “repetitive”, “inconsistent”, and “on the nose”, with Film Companion noting that it “more or less misses the point of its source material.”
Criminal Justice kicked off a horrible collection 12 months for “Hotstar Specials”, which included a hagiographical docu-series on M.S. Dhoni, an intolerable crime drama from Nagesh Kukunoor, a cringe-worthy remake of The Office (US), an unbelievable remake of Israeli thriller Hostages, and a poor scene-by-scene copy of Doctor Foster.