Zee5, the video streaming platform, is set to return with the second season of ‘The Broken News’ series.
The upcoming season will continue to capture the lives, lies, loves and struggles of journalists and their battle between truth and sensationalism. With the lead cast returning to their roles, the upcoming chapter marks the homecoming of characters that struck a chord with viewers.
Unfolding the inner workings of journalism, this newsroom drama will continue the reality behind the daily news – the business and the politics of it and the behind-the-scenes action as these journalists try to balance work, ambition and integrity, amid the never-ending pressure to deliver ‘Breaking News’.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, Zee5 India, said, “The Broken News is a series which authentically showcases the complications in the world of media. The first season of the show received enormous love from the audience. We hope to further fortify the creative ecosystem by presenting a gripping second chapter that sheds light on news narratives. Being a consumer-first brand, we have a strong pulse on consumer preferences, and we are sure that this show will yet again deliver to the expectation consumers have from The Broken News.”
Nimisha Pandey, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Originals, Zee5, said, “We look forward to canvassing a fresh chapter of The Broken News in partnership with BBC Studios India. In the second season, we capture the evolving arcs of the characters of the show and the new conflicts that arise between two competing news channels. The Broken News season two reaffirms our commitment of presenting engaging and gripping dramas on Zee5 and is a perfect addition to our content slate. The upcoming season will continue to offer an exciting insight into the world of journalism and compel the viewers to think about the news they consume.”
Sameer Gogate, General Manager – BBC Studios India, shared, “We are excited to announce the second season of The Broken News after the tremendous love for its first season and we’re delighted to see the return of this show helmed by Vinay Waikul and the brilliant lead cast Sonali Bendre, Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaonkar. The first season is best remembered for the wonderful performances of the actors, who enlivened the newsroom drama, and its success is a testimony to the strength of our formats that resonate across cultures. We hope the audience will welcome the upcoming season and immerse themselves in the captivating cycle of TV news journalism.”
The original UK series, titled Press, was created and written by Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III), and is a Lookout Point, BBC Studios and Deep Indigo production, co-produced with Masterpiece.
It aired on both BBC One in the UK and on PBS Masterpiece in the US in 2018, with the original series set in a print newsroom rather than a TV newsroom.
The second season was announced as a part of BBC Studios Showcase that took place in London from February 27-28, 2023.