Sacred Games is back. Netflix released a mini teaser that revealed the cast of the upcoming show. According to the Sacred Games Season 2 promo, Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey will be a part of the second season that will also see Pankaj Tripathi play a pivotal role.

The clip features the first season cast, Saif Ali Khan, who plays police inspector Sartaj, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Ganesh Gaitonde), whose performances were appreciated globally for complex portrayal of the characters’ psyche.

With the Sacred Games title track playing in the background, new cast members are also revealed (Kalki and Shorey), highlighted by the presence of a hallowed guru played by Pankaj Tripathi, who was briefly introduced in the first season.

Kalki will play a character called Batya, while Ranvir will be seen essaying the role of Shahid Khan. The duo will play crucial roles in unraveling the dense plot of the text. Many season one favourites will no longer be seen in the second season.

Tripathi, who was introduced in the first season as Gaitonde’s “third father”, will tell his story from retrospect. The second season will therefore, be more like a prequel to the first.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has directed Ganesh Gaitonde’s part as he had done in last season. Vikramaditya Motwane, who had helmed the first season, having directed Saif and Radhika Apte, will no longer be on the director’s seat.

Instead, Neeraj Ghaywan( Masaan fame) has directed Saif’s track in season 2.
Varun Grover and Vikramaditya Motwane will continue as lead writer and showrunner, respectively.

Based on Vikram Chandra’s critically acclaimed book, Sacred Games Season 2 will premiere on Netflix later this year.

Netflix shared the promo on its official Twitter handle.