The Covid-19 lockdown is hurting the entertainment industry in a huge way. Top digital streaming services including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix have announced production budget cuts for their upcoming ‘original’, self production releases. Prime Video, Netflix India have been basking under the limelight of increased subscription, viewership due to the lockdown situation. However, the future looks bleak with no official reports about entertainment industry resuming back to normalcy.
Recent reports suggested a potential show commission budgets which worried the fans of popular shows like Mirzapur, Family Man, Breathe and Sacred Games. These shows are scheduled to released their new seasons anytime this year. While some of the shows are in post production, the other shows are going to bear the brunt of a budget cut.
The Family Man Season 2 Release Date Updates
The latest updates of budget cuts for Prime Video have not impacted Family Man Season 2. The confirmed news was that the creators Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK agreed to pay cuts which means lesser profit share for the duo. The duo took to Twitter to clarify that there are no budget or production funding cuts announced so far. Hence, there is no impact production wise or the plans of releasing Family Man Season 2 towards the end of 2020.
We've been getting calls about news that we are facing budget cuts on #TheFamilyMan. We have NOT been asked to cut budgets on either this show or any of our upcoming shows. In fact we have finished shoot on TFM, so the topic of budget cuts is not even relevant.
— Raj & DK (@rajndk) May 16, 2020
Mirzapur Season 2 Release Date Updates
Mirzapur Season 2 release date is highly debatable at this point. It is rumored that the creators of Mirzapur have agreed to similar budget cut agreements. Further clarification is awaited by Wink Report’s sources. The release looks on track for November or December this year. The production was completed before the lockdown and hence, editing of the complete shoot is happening at an intense pace. Official announcement is yet to arrive but reports suggest that November 25th will be the official release date of Mirzapur Season 2.
Made in Heaven Season 2 Release Date Updates
Unlike Mirzapur, Made in Heaven Season 2 is yet to enter the production phase. The makers of Made in Heaven are also going to be impacted by the budget cuts. However, the production unit of Made in Heaven has decided that the content quality shall not be impacted by means. Hence, they will be shooting lesser episodes instead. Made in Heaven Season 2 promised a bigger, better season with the wedding planning company taking their operations abroad. The production cuts could mean lesser exposure to international shooting too.