Applause Entertainment, the content studio of India’s Aditya Birla Group, has sealed a deal with yes Studios to develop a second season of the local adaptation of Fauda.
Tanaav, the Indian version of the acclaimed Israeli hit, premiered on SonyLIV in November of last year. It is set in Kashmir and stars Manav Vij, Sumit Kaul, Rajat Kapoor and Shashank Arora. Season one was directed by Sudhir Mishra and co-directed by Sachin Mamta Krishn.
Sharon Levi, managing director of yes Studios, noted: “We are thrilled that our relationship with Applause Entertainment will continue and are excited that this extension to the format deal will ensure a return for Tanaav. Fauda was our first big global hit and Tanaav its first local adaptation. It was very important for us to work with the right partner, one that could deftly cover differing perspectives in a highly complex situation and create interesting and relevant characters anchored in their own unique local setting and circumstances. The Applause Entertainment team did all this brilliantly, and we can’t wait to see what they have planned for season two.”
Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, added: “We’re honored to extend our partnership with yes Studios after the resounding success of Tanaav season one. The teams at Applause and Sony LIV are pumped as we set out to craft an even more gripping tale for our audience with a season two. Stay tuned for an extraordinary tale of courage, conflict, and camaraderie as we embark on this exciting new adventure.”