Good news for all the Indian Matchmaking fans! The second season of the show hasn’t even hit Netflix yet, but the streaming giant has already renewed the Emmy-nominated series for a third season.
On Thursday, Netflix unveiled the slate of reality TV shows that have been renewed for new seasons, while also announcing a list of new shows.
In it, Netflix quietly revealed that ‘Indian Matchmaking’ has been renewed for a third season, and that season 2 of the show will premiere this year.
Matchmaker Sima Taparia, who became a household name with the series’ first season, will return to help people find their perfect matches.
The logline for season 2 goes: “Matchmaker Sima Taparia returns to help some familiar faces and new singletons across the globe who have decided that it’s time to put their love lives in the hands of the expert.”
The show sparked many controversies after its debut. Meanwhile, Taparia secured a nomination at the 73rd Emmy Awards under the ‘Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program’ category.
The Netflix show’s first season offered an inside look at the custom of matchmaking in Indian cultures through a contemporary lens.
The eight-episode series, currently available to stream on Netflix, based on arrange marriages had a huge ensemble of interesting personalities, starting with fan-favourite Sima. The famous line from the show, “Hello, I am Sima Taparia from Mumbai,” had gone viral and gave rise to many memes.
While people found the show a little regressive, it shed light on the bitter reality which is prevalent across India. It is hard to believe that the reality series was not designed as a comedy with the awkward pauses, choice of music and some of the dialogues that might leave you in splits.
The idea of matching kundlis, finding a girl who has fair skin and a good height or is flexible in nature, and the matchmaker’s famous advice — “you will have to compromise” — make up for most of the show.
The series is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC). Executive producers are Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman, Smriti Mundhra, and JC Begley.
Indian Matchmaking season 2 will release later in 2022.