Delhi Crime, the critically acclaimed Indian crime drama series, is officially returning for a third season. The show’s lead actress, Shefali Shah, recently confirmed that filming for Season 3 will begin in April 2023.
For those unfamiliar with the show, Delhi Crime is based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape case and follows the Delhi Police investigation into the horrific crime. The first season premiered on Netflix in 2019 and was met with widespread acclaim, even winning the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards.
The second season debuted in August 2022 and was once again praised for its realistic portrayal of the Indian law enforcement and judicial systems. The show offers an unflinching look into crimes against women in India while highlighting the dedication and determination of the police officers tasked with solving these difficult cases.
Both previous seasons were directed by Richie Mehta and Tanuj Chopra, so it’s expected they will return to helm Season 3 as well. The cast is led by the incredible Shefali Shah as Deputy Commissioner of Police Vartika Chaturvedi, who anchors the show with her nuanced and empathetic performance.
While full plot details are still under wraps, Shah revealed Season 3 will focus on a new case with a primarily fresh cast. However, her character Vartika Chaturvedi will still play an important role in the investigation. Fans are eager to dive back into this realistic crime drama and see how Vartika handles another complex case.
The first two seasons tackled the gang rape case of 2012 and the serial killer case of 2018, so it will be interesting to see which real-life crime Season 3 decides to cover next. With Delhi Crime’s track record of compelling yet sensitive storytelling, audiences can expect another thoughtful exploration of a difficult issue.
No official release date has been set yet beyond Shah stating the show will return sometime in 2024. But the confirmation of a third season is exciting news for fans who have been waiting for the series to come back. Whenever it premieres, Delhi Crime Season 3 is sure to provide another binge-worthy, insightful look into the Indian justice system.