ZEE5 Commissions Second Season of The Broken News


Indian streaming platform ZEE5 has commissioned a second season of The Broken News from BBC Studios India.

Based on the original U.K. series Press, The Broken News captures the lives of journalists and their battle between truth and sensationalism, as well as their efforts to balance work, ambition and integrity.

The original U.K. series was created and written by Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III) and was a Lookout Point, BBC Studios and Deep Indigo production, co-produced with Masterpiece.

The Broken News is a series which authentically showcases the complications in the world of media,” said Manish Kalra, chief business officer at ZEE5 India. “The first season of the show received enormous love from the audience. We hope to further fortify the creative ecosystem by presenting a gripping second chapter that sheds light on news narratives. Being a consumer-first brand, we have a strong pulse on consumer preferences, and we are sure that this show will yet again deliver to the expectation consumers have from The Broken News.”

Nimisha Pandey, chief content officer for Hindi originals at ZEE5, said, “We look forward to canvassing a fresh chapter of The Broken News in partnership with BBC Studios India. In the second season, we capture the evolving arcs of the characters of the show and the new conflicts that arise between two competing news channels. The Broken News season two reaffirms our commitment of presenting engaging and gripping dramas on ZEE5 and is a perfect addition to our content slate. The upcoming season will continue to offer an exciting insight into the world of journalism and compel the viewers to think about the news they consume.”

“We are excited to announce the second season of The Broken News after the tremendous love for its first season, and we’re delighted to see the return of this show helmed by Vinay Waikul and the brilliant lead cast Sonali Bendre, Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaonkar,” added Sameer Gogate, general manager of BBC Studios India. “The first season is best remembered for the wonderful performances of the actors, who enlivened the newsroom drama, and its success is a testimony to the strength of our formats that resonate across cultures. We hope the audience will welcome the upcoming season and immerse themselves in the captivating cycle of TV news journalism.”