ZEE5 Global commissions the second season of popular BBC Drama – The Broken News in partnership with BBC Studios India
To be directed by award-winning Director Vinay Waikul and written by Sambit Mishra, the second season will once again witness the return of Sonali Bendre, Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaonkar as they reprise their roles as the ever so popular journalists from S1 in this tenacious battle between truth and sensationalism.
Globall, 3rd March, 2023: ZEE5 Global, the world's largest streaming platform for South Asian content, in collaboration with BBC Studios India, is back with the second season of the successfuland critically acclaimed series, The Broken News. The upcoming season will continue to capture the lives, lies, loves and struggles of journalists and their battle between truth and sensationalism. With a stellar 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 our 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’.
On the announcement of the second season, Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global said, “The Broken News received an overwhelming response across the globe as it immersed viewers in the ever-evolving battle between truth and sensationalism in news. ZEE5 Global is now proud to present an all-new chapter of the show that captures the adrenaline rush of journalism. Staying true to our commitment to bring our viewers the most engaging and real stories on ZEE5 Global, we look
forward to this new season of The Broken News continuing to strike a strong chord with our global audiences. ”
Ms. Nimisha Pandey, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Originals, ZEE5 Global 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 Global 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.”
Commenting on the announcement of the second season, 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 award-winning writer 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 27-28 February 2023.