The Family Man: Manoj Bajpayee's Show Renewed For Second Season, Samantha Akkineni Joins Cast

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 November 2019, 10:28 PM
Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni
Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni (Photo Credit : Instagram )

Amazon’s Prime The Family Man received rave views for its snappy one-liners and engaging narrative. The shows stars Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari, a loving husband and a father of two. He plays an undercover agent at the NIA (National Investigative Agency), while his wife (played by Priyamani) is unaware of his 'other job'. The 10-episodes first season was released on September 20, 2019 with 40 minutes of run-time.

Now, the show is all set to return with its secon season and the cast has already started filming it. The news was shared by filmmaker duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK on Twitter. "Season 2! Now filming!" they wrote on their official handle alongside a teaser video.

Amazon Prime Video also shared the same clip and wrote in the caption, "Right now Srikant is on a vacation with Suchi and kids but we promise he will be back soon!"

The second season will obviously retain the original cast. But the latest addition in to the cast is the Tamil and Telugu superstar, Samantha Akkineni, who is making her web debut with the upcoming season, in a pivotal role. Samantha shared the exciting news on Instagram along with a teaser and captioned it, ''... #TheFamilyMan2 Yas finally... my web series debut with the most kicka** show @rajanddk my heroes. Thankyou for giving me a dream role.''

Talking about her web debut, Samantha Akkineni said, "With the digital space booming, I knew I had to be a part of this revolution. What better way to make my digital debut, than with one of India's most loved series, The Family Man. I have loved Raj & DK's work and given the global reach and standing of Amazon Prime Video, I couldn't have asked for better partners."

When asked about her role in the critically and commercially acclaimed show, Samantha added, "The role I play for the show is diametrically different from anything I have done before. It will certainly surprise and delight my fans."

The Family Man follows a middle-class man, played by Manoj Bajpayee, secretly working for the National Investigation Agency. The show's first season also featured Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Neeraj Madhav, Pawan Chopra, Kishore Kumar and Gul Panag.

First Published: Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:11 PM
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