Sacred Games: Was Netflix Unhappy With Season 2?

Apparently, the latest outing did not match up to the first season’s standards.

Was Netflix unhappy with Sacred Games 2? At least that is, or was, the rumor going around. For a long while now, fans have been awaiting some sort of concrete announcement about the release date of Sacred Games 2, something which finally came earlier this week with the full-length trailer. But as much as everyone was happy with getting something, curiosity led to some digging and brought up this news as a rumor.

Apparently, the buzz doing the rounds was that Netflix was not fully satisfied with Sacred Games Season 2 and had some editors flown down to help with cutting the show to its standards. Season 2 appeared somewhat tepid in comparison to the exceptionally well received Season 1 (not without its fair share of criticism as well). This recutting is what led to a delay in announcing the premiere date of Sacred Games 2, which otherwise has been ready for a while now.

The rumor could have some truth to it. When Sacred Games hit Netflix last year, it did so to a terrific fan response, setting high standards for what is possible with original Indian content on streaming services. It has since amassed a cult following, with Season 2 so fervently anticipated, Netflix made fun of itself for delaying the season’s trailer. That said, as is generally the case with such rumors from an unnamed source, do take it with a grain of salt. For all we know, Season 2 could turn out to be even better than Season 1 and that’s all that matters right now.

Sacred Games 2 premieres on Netflix on August 15. All episodes will be available on the same day at the streaming service. The show has filmed in Mumbai and Kenya and added a new roster to its ensemble. Be sure to check out our Sacred Games coverage, right here on Appocalypse.