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, a recent report suggested. 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 Delhi Crime, Family Man, Bard of Blood, Mirzapur 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.
With official production houses for Amazon Prime Video Originals like Family Man, Made in Heaven and Inside Edge clarifying the absence of any budget cut, it expected to receive further clarification from the production houses of Netflix Originals soon.
Delhi Crime Season 2 Release Date Updates
The latest updates of budget cuts for Netflix have not impacted Delhi Crime Season 2. There is no confirmed news from the creator Richie Mehta K about pay cuts or production cancellation for the new season. Delhi Crime Season 2 will soon be a reality as Netflix signed the contract for two seasons even before the premiere of the first season. Revolving around the spine chilling Nirbhaya gangrape, Delhi Crime Season 2 will return with a new crime and the same cast. However, real-life IAS officer Abhishek Singh will be a new addition to the cast. In a nutshell, there is no impact production wise or the plans of releasing Delhi Crime Season 2 towards the end of 2020.
Bard of Blood Season 2 Release Date Updates
Bard of Blood Season 2 release date is highly debatable at this point. From the house of Red Chillies Entertainment, there are no reports that the creators of Bard of Blood Season 2 have agreed to similar budget cut agreements. Further clarification is awaited by Wink Report’s sources. The release looks on track for September or October this year. The first season of Bard of Blood Season 1 released on September 2019 starring Emran Hashmi in the lead role. Though the season 1 received mediocre reviews, the current situation paints a question mark on the production schedules of the upcoming season.
Sacred Games Season 3 Release Date Updates
Unlike Delhi Crime Season 2, Sacred Games Season 3 is yet to enter the production phase. Sacred Games is probably the best Indian original from Netflix so far. The initial buzz around Sacred Games having four seasons in all who crushed by the ending of Sacred Games Season 2. While the fans would love to see ‘the return of Gaitonde’, the prospects of Sacred Games Season 3 looks bleak. Though the media houses across the internet report the possibility of Sacred Games Season 3, the release date is unlikely to happen in 2020 even if the reports are believed to be true.