Special Ops is an action espionage thriller series created by Neeraj Pandey for Disney+ Hotstar’s label Hotstar Specials with Kay Kay Menon leading the cast. The series premiered on 17 March 2020, just before the lockdown due to Covid-19 was announced nation wide. The series received great response and the audience viewed the series at large.
Neeraj Pandey is gearing up to commence shooting for the next season of the espionage thriller, with Kay Kay Menon returning as RAW chief, Himmat Singh. It would premiere on Hotstar. “The character demanded a franchise as he can face bigger challenges in the intelligence world with every passing season. Through the lockdown, Neeraj along with his writing partner and co-director, Shivam Nair, developed and locked a script for season two, and is now all set to start shooting for it within the next two months,” revealed a source close to the development.
If the reports are believed, the second season goes on the floors as early as February 2021, for a four-month schedule, before calling it a wrap in June. “Neeraj is planning to shoot it extensively in India and abroad. He would finish the show by June, and plans to lock the final edit by August, to bring in on air in the last quarter of year. It’s yet another thriller tale set around the secret agencies of India. It’s a space that Neeraj is most fascinated about and given the amount of research he has done around how the agency functions, he is eager to bring different tales to the spectacle,” the source added.
Along with Special Ops, Neeraj also has the script of his two-part epic period drama, Chanakya ready and is looking to take it on floors by start of 2022. It also has Ajay Devgn playing the titular role. “It’s a prep heavy film to be shot on a certain scale and both Neeraj and Ajay decided to take it on floors towards early 2022 expecting the on-ground scenario to be back to normal. Before Chanakya, even Ajay will wrap up his prior commitments and then allot bulk dates to Neeraj. The two will revisit on the exact dates of Chanakya shoot around June/July this year,” the source concluded.