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Amazon Prime Video's Breathe Season 2 to star Abhishek Bachchan

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 hugely successful show also marks the digital streaming on-screen debut of Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan. The show will continue to be directed by Mayank Sharma and he, along with Bhavani Iyer, Vikram Tuli and Arshad Syed, have helmed the narrative as writers of the show. Actor Amit Sadh returns in his award-winning role as Kabir Sawant.

In its first season, the gritty psychological thriller, Breathe, won over 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 Amit Sadh. Now, the second season of the show has gone into production and will be available only on Amazon Prime Video.

Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video, said, “We received a phenomenal response from customers for the first season of Breathe. It was a disruptive, genre-defining show and our audiences loved it! 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.”

Vikram Malhotra, CEO – Abundantia Entertainment and Executive Producer of Breathe, said, “Season One of Breathe pushed the boundaries of conventional story-telling and created a compelling Indian show that connected with the world. We are humbled by the success of the show and I’m very excited that Abhishek has joined the series in a lead role. With Amit continuing in his award-winning role, and an engaging new narrative, I am confident that Season Two will raise the bar even higher.”

 

Actor Abhishek Bachchan said, “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. 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.”

Continuing in Season Two, actor Amit Sadh said, 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. The new Season of Breathe will take the story above and beyond the debut season; I can’t wait to return as Kabir Sawant.”

Breathe’s first season received an overwhelming response from customers:

  • “#BreatheOnAmazon has been brilliant as far as writing was concerned. The way characters were, the way they performed was phenomenal, being content driven was high point. Writers need to be appreciated & encouraged to bring in good & strong content” - @me_puri, New Delhi
  • “Watched #BreatheOnAmazon - outstanding performance by @ActorMadhavan and @TheAmitSadh. Very high production value, gripping screenplay and superb background score. Hopefully this raised the awareness of organ donation’s importance. Very apt ending to top it off. Best wishes to team” - @JKrishnaprasadB, San Jose, CA
  • “I just completed watching @BreatheAmazon series. I would say it’s the one of the best series i had ever watched after @BreakingBad_AMC , @ActorMadhavan, @SapnaPabbi and @TheAmitSadh amazing role played by three of you, really waiting for ur next series/movie #BreatheOnAmazon “ @aditya1999s, India

In addition to the resounding customer appreciation, Breathe has also received unprecedented critical acclaim from Indian media and influencers:

  • “Breathe is a pointer to Amazon Studios’ willingness to bet on Indian content, something that has been sorely missing from streaming channels whose USP is their ability to bring locally produced content to a global audience.” – Scroll
  • “Breathe, Amazon Prime's new original web series, is sort of, kind of India's answer to AMC's Breaking Bad, with R Madhavan demonstrating how the road to (Christian) hell is paved with good intentions.” – News18
  • “Amazon gives us a thriller series that won't let us breathe.” – Zee News
  • “‘Breathe’ Is a Gripping Thriller; RIP Madhavan As We Know Him.”– The Quint
  • “Watched Breathe starring @ActorMadhavan, @Amit Sadh and @Sapna Pabbi. Takes the basic conflict of Breaking Bad and takes it to unexpected places, very well done over all“– Arnab Ray, Indian Novelist
  •  “Breathe, one of the best foreign shows to binge this summer.” – Ellis Clopton, Variety.com
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