- The eight-episode series will once again follow Mumbai-based matchmaker Sima Taparia, who will work with millennials around the globe to search for their perfect match.
The second season of Netflix’s “Indian Matchmaking” will premiere on Aug. 10, Variety has reported. The eight-episode series will once again follow Mumbai-based matchmaker Sima Taparia, who will work with millennials around the globe to search for their perfect match.
Created and executive produced by Smriti Mundhra, the series offers an inside look at the custom of matchmaking in Indian cultures through a contemporary lens. She told Variety that “the response to Season 1 of ‘Indian Matchmaking’ was overwhelming, and we’re thrilled to be back with more episodes that explore the rollercoaster of emotions and tough conversations on the journey to finding love.”
Season 1 dropped on Netflix in July 2020. It was nominated for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program at the 2021 Emmys.
Variety says season 2 will include both old and new clients, whose “expectations are higher than ever before.” Taparia will come to the rescue, “whether it’s navigating a single’s wishlist or their ‘ovo-lacto-semi-vegetarian’ diet, and will “draw from her decades of experience and traditional methods, to help lucky singles find the one.”
Mundhra is the founder of Meralta Films, a Los Angeles and Mumbai-based production company focused on creating premium fiction and non-fiction content from culturally specific points of view. The company is currently developing projects with Apple TV Plus and HBO Max, among others. She currently serves as a consulting producer on the new HBO Max feature “Hallowed Ground.”
Mundhra’s film, “St. Louis Superman,” was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary short in 2020 and won the Critics Choice Award for best short documentary. The project, co-directed with Sami Khan, followed Bruce Franks Jr. as the former battle rapper, Ferguson activist and Missouri state representative tried to pass a critical bill for his community.
Her directorial debut, “A Suitable Girl,” premiered in competition at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Albert Maysles Prize for the best new documentary director. She was also an executive producer on “1232KMS,” a documentary film for Disney Plus Hotstar.
Taparia told the entertainment magazine that she was overwhelmed by the love she got from the fans of the show. “Matchmaking is my passion, and it’s a joy to share my work with audiences around the world. Sima from Mumbai is back!”
Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman and J.C. Begley also serve as executive producers on the series, which is produced by the Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), a part of Sony Pictures TV.