Good news, Indian Matchmaking fans, the show is returning for another season! The Netflix dating drama, which was released in July 2020, jumps into the crossing of arranged marriages and matchmaking in Indian American culture. Bombay’s highly acclaimed matchmaker Sima Taparia isn’t only the show’s host but knits her millennial singles through a reported search in the hopes of locating their perfect match.
“This is an ongoing cycle of life for our community and Sima, specifically. She’s going to continue doing this work, on-camera and off. The story continues,” series producer Smriti Mudhra said OprahMag.com. Season one of Indian Matchmaking climaxed with some loose strings, with Mudhra hinting that the conclusion was a willful nod asking Netflix for another season. On Aug. 9, Mudhra finally got her clue as not only did Netflix declare its largest casting call yet, it also disclosed that Indian Matchmaking had been restored for a second season.
The eight-episode first season spanned across both the US and India, as Taparia matched her eligible clients founded on their career ambitions, personality, astrological compatibility, and family dynamics. Of course, analyzing the intentions of her clients and more importantly, their parents were a hot topic of discussion throughout the show. Looking ahead, Mudhra is already uncovering ways she can help enhance the show, the biggest being depicting diversity within 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 said.
The modern-era matchmaking drama is a stimulating new spin for the reality TV dating market, and Netflix’s statement has us maintaining our fingers crossed that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Taparia and her capable clients sometime soon.