'Mirzapur' will return for its third season
After a successful run of two seasons, Amazon Prime Video series Mirzapur has been renewed for its third season.
Notably, the recently-released second season of the crime-thriller show recorded one of the highest completion rates, with almost half of the viewers finishing the show within just 48 hours of its release.
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'Mirzapur 2' released on Prime Video last month
Mirzapur season 2, which released last month, became the most-watched show on the streamer in India within just seven days of its release.
The show has an ensemble cast featuring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Vijay Varma, Divyendu Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur, Amit Sial, Anjum Sharma, and Rajesh Tailang, among others.
'The love showered on show has been unprecedented'
Based in the titular eastern Uttar Pradesh town, Mirzapur tells the tale of mafia dons and gang rivalries of that area.
"Over the last two years, viewers continued to engage with the immersive universe of Mirzapur and its characters," said Aparna Purohit from Amazon Prime Video India, talking about the unprecedented response the show has received.
After 'Mirzapur 2's success, makers thanked viewers
"Across two gripping seasons, Mirzapur has become a global sensation and we couldn't be happier associating with Amazon Prime Video...Love toward the new season was seen through reactions on social media within days of its release, and we are truly humbled," said co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani.
'Mirzapur 2' received mixed reviews
However, Mirzapur 2 garnered mixed to poor reviews from critics.
Unlike the last season, this season started at a rather slow pace; but fresh additions to the cast like Vijay Varma and Priyanshu Painyuli worked well for the show.
In our review of the show, we wrote, "Mirzapur 2 is merely a more cautious version of what we have already seen in first season."