Good information, “Indian Matchmaking” followers: the present is coming back for an additional season! The Netflix dating collection, which premiered in July 2020, dives into the intersection of organized marriages and matchmaking in Indian American tradition. Bombay’s extremely esteemed matchmaker Sima Taparia is not solely the present’s host but in addition weaves her millennial singles via an in depth search within the hopes of discovering their good match.
“This is an ongoing cycle of life for our community and for Sima, specifically. She’s going to continue doing this work, on camera and off. The story continues,” collection creator Smriti Mundhra beforehand informed (*2*). Season one among “Indian Matchmaking” concluded with some free threads, with Mundhra hinting that the ending was an intentional nod asking Netflix for an additional season. On Aug. 9, 2021, Mundhra lastly obtained her answer, as not solely did Netflix announce its largest casting call but, nevertheless it additionally revealed that “Indian Matchmaking” had been renewed for a second season.
Season two is about to premiere on Aug. 10 with eight new episodes. According to Netflix, “this season, Sima will manage more expectations than ever before from clients, old and new — with wishlists ranging from man-buns, to an ‘ovo-lacto-semi-vegetarian’ diet, to a shared love of Taco Bell. Drawing from her decades of experience, insightful intuition and traditional methods, Sima strives to help some lucky singles find their destinies!”
The eight-episode first season stretched throughout each the US and India, as Taparia paired her eligible shoppers primarily based off their career ambitions, character, astrological compatibility, and household dynamics. Of course, sifting via the expectations of her shoppers and, extra importantly, their parents was a scorching matter of dialog all through the present. Looking forward, Mundhra is already discovering methods she may help enhance the present, the largest being with portraying variety throughout the cast. “We have people from different religious backgrounds, different social economic backgrounds, different ideological backgrounds. I wanted the show to represent different aspects of the diaspora — not only one lens,” she mentioned.
The modern-era matchmaking collection is a refreshing new spin for the reality-TV dating market, and Netflix’s announcement has us retaining our fingers crossed that we’ll be seeing much more of Taparia and her eligible shoppers in seasons to come back.