To every Mirzapur fan’s delight, season 3 of the hit action crime thriller series has finally been officially confirmed by Amazon Prime Video.

The Family Man, Mumbai Diaries and Breathe: Into the Shadows have all taken the headlines as part of Amazon Prime Video’s recent #SeeWhereItTakesYou reveal event.

However, one of the biggest shows to receive an official confirmation is the one and only Mirzapur; the crime thriller series from Karan Anshuman and Puneet Krishna.

Whilst rumours and reports of another mission had been circulating online for some time, Mirzapur fans are breathing a sigh of relief knowing Amazon Prime has now confirmed season 3 is in the works.

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Mirzapur season 3 finally confirmed by Amazon Prime

On April 28th, Amazon Prime Video India released more information about their upcoming streaming titles as part of their #SeeWhereItTakesYou reveal event.

As part of the announcement, the streaming giant shared that Mirzapur will be making its return to the OTT platform for season 3 with the caption “WE ARE SCREAMINGGG!”

Whilst the global Mirzapur community will be celebrating an official confirmation, many were aware that the series was likely to return for another adventure after season 2 premiered back in late 2020.

This was because actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma (who plays Gajgamini ‘Golu’ Gupta) shared an Instagram post shortly after the second season premiered, hinting that a third instalment was on the way.

Then, a few months later, more information on Mirzapur’s legacy was teased when Head of India Originals at Amazon Prime Video India Aparna Purohit told FirstPost how “over the last two years, viewers continued to engage with the immersive universe of Mirzapur and its characters. The love that they have showered on the show for this season has been unprecedented.”

“Across two gripping seasons, Mirzapur has become a global sensation and we couldn’t be happier associating with Amazon Prime Video to make this happen. The show’s massive fandom and the viewers’ magnitude of love towards the new season were seen through reactions on social media within days of its release, and we are truly humbled by the response.” – Ritesh Sidhwani, producer at Excel Entertainment, via FirstPost.

The recent announcement also included confirmation of the production staff with Gurmmeet Singh and Anand Iyer working as joint directors. Writing the story will be Puneet Krishna and Vineet Krishna; with screenplay and dialogues by Apurva Dhar Badgaiyan, Avinash Singh, Vijay Verma and Avinash Singh Tomar.

Unfortunately, a targeted release date for Mirzapur season 3 was not shared as part of the recent announcement. Based on the production schedule of the two previous launches, fans can expect Mirzapur season 3 to release sometime between September and November 2022.

The third season has some high expectations to meet

Mirzapur is an exceptionally popular title in India, with both of the first two seasons receiving a fantastic reaction from fans and critics alike.

The series is currently scoring an impressive 8.5/10 on IMDB with scores of 82% and 75% for its two previous seasons respectively on Rotten Tomatoes.

These scores, in addition to positive viewing figures on the Amazon Prime streaming platform, led Mirzapur to various awards and nominations. Across both seasons, the series has won Best Actor in a Drama (Pankaj Tripathi), Best Supporting Actor (Divyendu Sharma), Best Original Program by a Streamer and Best Drama Series.

“A lot of people might argue about which was the better season and has better engagement. Trust me, second season has more storyline than just violence and sex. Everything is well written and well executed. Though you might feel that the twists and turns are somehow predictable at some point but it has created a strong base for the upcoming season.” – User Nikhil-tanwar001, via IMDB.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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