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India’s Hotstar Orders Criminal Justice Season Two


Applause Entertainment and BBC Studios India are working on a second season of the Indian version of Criminal Justice for Hotstar.

The first season of Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice streamed on Hotstar VIP last year and became the breakout show of 2019. Season two will see the return of stars Pankaj Tripathi, Mita Vashisht and Anupriya Goenka.

The original U.K. version of Criminal Justice is written by Peter Moffat and produced by the BBC. The drama follows an individual on a suspense-filled journey through the criminal justice system.

Sameer Gogate, business head for productions at BBC Studios, said: “We are very excited to work with Applause Entertainment once again for bringing in the S2 of our most iconic, award-winning drama series—Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice. The success of season one has shown what good content can achieve, and we hope the second season will be equally loved by the audiences.”

Ashok Cherian, head of marketing and revenue at Applause Entertainment, said, “Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice had a fantastic launch of its first season and received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. It was our first partnership with BBC Studios, that was based on the singular objective of telling great stories. With the second season of Criminal Justice that will stream on Hotstar VIP, we want to take this creative partnership to the next level.”

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Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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