Amazon Prime Video today announced that it has commenced the production of an all-new season of the Prime Original Series, Breathe. Created by Abundantia Entertainment, the second season of the show also marks the digital streaming on-screen debut of Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan. The show will continue to be directed by Mayank Sharma while Bhavani Iyer, Vikram Tuli and Arshad Syed are writers of the show. Actor Amit Sadh returns in his award-winning role as Kabir Sawant.
In its first season, the gritty psychological thriller won the hearts of Prime viewers across multiple geographies with a gripping storyline, bold narrative, and impactful performances by the cast led by superstar R Madhavan and Sadh. Now, the second season of the show has gone into production.
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“I am very excited to be a part of Breathe. As an artist, I have always liked to challenge myself through portraying unique characters and by being a part of genre-breaking stories,” Bachchan said in a prepared statement. “Content streaming and original digital series are the way of the future and I could not resist being a part of this new wave. I had seen season one of Breathe and when Mayank shared where the story progresses to in season two, I knew I had to do this! I look forward to this new dimension in my career.”
“Breathe has been an amazing ride for me! The love and recognition from fans all over the world has made all my hard work worth it,” Sadh said. “The new season of Breathe will take the story above and beyond the debut season; I can’t wait to return as Kabir Sawant.”
Production has begun on Breathe season 2, which will be handled by Abundantia Entertainment, behind the likes of Airlift, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Chef (2017), and Noor. Abundantia also produced Breathe season 1. Prime Video’s India content chief Vijay Subramaniam said: “We are now excited to commence work on the second season of the show and have secured Abhishek Bachchan as a lead cast who has effortlessly portrayed diverse & complex roles through his career and will be a great addition to the show. Our customers can expect another exciting face-off between the two leads as season two brings back the thrill and edge-of-the-seat drama.”