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Coronavirus pandemic to be depicted in The Family Man's next season?

The producers plan to begin work on the follow-up to the race-against-the-clock thriller by the end of the year. 

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Raj Nidmoru and Krishna DK have hinted at depicting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic scenario in the next season for the hit Amazon Prime series The Family Man. The second season of the series, featuring Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni, Sharib Hashmi, has received acclaim across the board. The producers plan to begin work on the follow-up by the end of the year. 

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Speaking to the website of the Indian Express newspaper, the writer-director duo said, "The story was always there. Not that particular scene [the last sequence] but the idea of where the show is heading was always there even as we wrote season two. As we were discussing season two, we were discussing other ideas that are going to come later. So we knew where it was heading, what world it was going to focus on and what kind of things are going into it." 

The series has also run into controversy over its portrayal of the Tamil Eelam struggle and the character of Raji, played by Samantha Akkineni. 

Directed by Suparn S Verma, the season finale saw Bajpayee's character Srikant Tiwari readying himself for a confrontation with his wife, Suchi (Priyamani) over something that had transpired in Lonavla. Meanwhile, his agency prepares for a mission in Guan Yu in China. 

Reacting to speculation, Raj said, "The scene was shot later. It was representative of where we might go and where we might not go later. The idea is to give a little tease. Now that there are fans of the show, it’s fun to do a teaser. I am sure we are going to address it a bit [the COVID-19 situation], for sure, but if it is going to be little or much, that we have to sit and write."

The second season of the series was premiered on Amazon Prime on 4 June. 

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