The highly anticipated Season 2 of the critically acclaimed Netflix show Delhi Crime has been reportedly postponed by the streaming giant. Reports suggest that although the production of the second season has been completed, Netflix wanted certain parts of the show overhauled and new writers were brought on board to re-write the parts. The reports also tell that the team is waiting to reshoot the said sequences once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted.
In March 2021, Netflix had announced the second season for Delhi Crime along with 41 other titles whose productions were in the pipeline, providing a complete schedule for the year 2021. Some of those titles included Jamtara 2, Kota Factory 2, Ye Kaali Kaali Aankhein, Mismatched season 2, Little Things season 4, the award-winning Bombay Rose, Pagglait, Jagame Thandiram, and many more.
The first season of Delhi Crime was well-received by the audience and critics alike. Based on the infamous Delhi Gangrape Case that took place in 2012 in a South Delhi neighborhood, the series showed the aftermath of the incident where DCP Vartika Chaturvedi goes behind the criminals responsible for the assault and death of the victim. The stellar star cast of the show with the likes of Shefali Shah as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi, Rajesh Tailang-as Inspector Bhupendra Singh, Adil Hussain as Kumar Vijay (CP), Rasika Dugal as IPS Trainee Neeti Singh, Aakash Dahiya as Devinder, Denzil Smith as Vishal Chaturvedi, Avijit Dutt as Gururaj Dixit, and the brilliant writing and direction under Richie Mehta and developed by Laurence Bowen and Toby Bruce under the production houses of Golden Karavan, Ivanhoe Productions, Film Karavan and Poor Man’s Productions, had made the show a huge success.
However, Netflix had been very secretive and protective about the second season of Delhi Crime. Sources had often claimed that compared to Season 1, Season 2 of Delhi Crime would be even more volatile, hard-hitting and disturbing than Season 1. The same superlative cast of season 1 including Shefali Shah, Rasika Duggal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang is expected to return along with several new actors.