Panchayat season 2 is happening, confirms Jitendra Kumar. Here are details about season two release date, cast, plot, and more.
The first season of Amazon Prime and TVF’s web series Panchayat emerged as a huge hit. Released on April 3, 2020, the show garnered incredible reviews not only from critics but viewers as well. Set up in a village named Phulera, the show entertained the viewers with its simplicity, realistic performances, and heartwarming unurbanized world. The success of the show can be judged by the fact that it has an IMDb rating of 8.8 (more than 40k votes). Panchayat was listed among the top-rated Hindi web series of 2020 in the IMDB list.
Since the first season landed on Prime Video, the viewers are damnading season 2. Will there be Panchayat season 2? Let’s find out.
Panchayat Season 2: A Definite Possibility
The makers ended the first season in such a way that a second season looks very much possible. Moreover, the show has received tremendous response from viewers and critics. It is the top-rated Indian web series of 2020. So, it was assured that the series would return for the next season.
Meanwhile, the lead actor Jeetendra Kumar also confirmed that the team is gearing up for the second season. “Actually, the lockdown started soon after we finished the first season, and things came to a halt. Writing and story lineup for the second season is already underway. Official planning will be done after the lockdown is lifted. But yes, it’s on,” Jitendra Kumar said.
Lead actress Neena Gupta who plays the role of Manju Devi, a village sarpanch, has also confirmed season 2. On the show’s first anniversary, Neena Gupta shared a video on Instagram in which she celebrated a year of Panchayat’s release by cutting a cake. In the video, she is heard saying, “Happy one year to Panchayat, happy one year to us. Congratulations.” She shared the video with a caption that read, “Getting ready for the next season #panchayatwebseries”
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Panchayat Season 2 Release Date
Panchayat Season 1 arrived on Amazon Prime Video on April 3, 2020. All eight episodes were dropped on the same day. Amazon Prime included Panchayat season 2 in the slate of shows to be released in 2021. As per the reports coming, the filming for second season will start soon. We are expecting Panchayat season 2 to release by the end of 2021.
Panchayat Season 2 Cast
The core star cast will remain the same. Jitendra Kumar will return as Abhishek Tripathi. Neena Gupta played an important role of Manju Devi. She is expected to be a part of the second season. Similarly, her reel husband, played by Raghuvir Yadav, will return too. Here is a look at season 1 cast members which will definitely return in season 2:
- Jitendra Kumar as Abhishek Tripathi
- Chandan Roy as Vikas
- Raghuvir Yadav as Brij Bhushan Dubey
- Faisal Malik as Prahalad Pandey
- Neena Gupta as Manju Devi
- Biswajit Sarkar as Pradeep
Pooja Singh, who plays Rinki, will have a major role in the second season. One can expect a few more additions in the star cast.
Panchayat Season 2: Probable Plot
In the first season, we saw the journey of an engineering graduate Abhishek Tripathi who becomes the secretary of the Panchayat due to lack of a better job option. The show focussed on Abhishek’s journey as he tries to adapt to village life. In the meanwhile for better employment opportunities, he prepares for the CAT exam.
Unfortunately, Abhishek failed to secure a good rank in CAT. He decided to leave the village. However, watching Manju Devi’s confidence while singing the national anthem, after spending two days learning it, he changes his mind. He decides to stay in the village and continue to prepare for the CAT exam. Prateek, his friend from the city, advises him to enjoy his time in the village. The season ends with a glimpse of Rinki (Neena Gupta and Raghuvir Yadav’s daughter).
There is a definite possibility of season 2. Abhishek is staying in the village, and one can expect him to get used to a rural lifestyle and get more involved in village development activities. We can expect a romantic angle between Abhishek and Rinki. So, there is pretty much in the tank for a good season 2.
Panchayat web series streaming
Panchayat is a must-watch web series. It is simple, rustic, realistic, and yet heartwarming. In the time when there is a plethora of thriller and adult web series, Panchayat is a good watch for a change. The eight-episode series is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.