Applause Entertainment and BBC Studios announce Season 2 of Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice
Feb 12, 2020

The breakout crime drama of 2019 set to return with a new season this year

11th February 2020 --( ASIA TODAY )-- After being hailed as one of the most successful shows of 2019, Applause Entertainment and BBC Studios India have announced a second season of the trailblazer show Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice. The series is commissioned by Applause Entertainment for Hotstar Specials and produced by BBC Studios India. Season 2 promises to be engaging and thrilling, and sees the return of the power-packed star cast of Pankaj Tripathi, Mita Vashist and Anupriya Goenka.

The first season of Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice, which streamed on Hotstar VIP last year, became the breakout show of 2019. It was critically acclaimed and picked up multiple awards for the drama series, the cast and the crew.

Sameer Gogate, Business Head, Productions at BBC Studios, said: “We are very excited to work with Applause Entertainment once again for bringing in the S2 of our most iconic, award-winning drama series - Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice. The success of season 1 has shown what good content can achieve, and we hope the second season will be equally loved by the audiences.”

Ashok Cherian, Head of Marketing & Revenue said, “Hotstar Specials presents Criminal Justice had a fantastic launch of its first season, and received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. It was our first partnership with BBC Studios, that was based on the singular objective of telling great stories. With the second season of Criminal Justice that will stream on Hotstar VIP, we want to take this creative partnership to the next level.”

The original UK version of Criminal Justice is an award-winning British television drama written by Peter Moffat and produced by the BBC. The original UK version follows an individual on a suspensefilled journey through the criminal justice system. The series won multiple TV awards, including the BAFTA, the RTS and International Emmys. It was also adapted in the US as ‘The Night Of’, starring John Turturro and Riz Ahmed who won an Emmy for his performance.


For more information, please contact:
Jamila Atta
Communications Manager, Asia at BBC Studios
Tel: +65 1694689

About BBC Studios
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries from both its own productions and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, including factual, drama, entertainment and comedy. BBC Studios has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes around 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. Created in April 2018 by the merger of two existing commercial subsidiaries, BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, the company has revenue of around £1.4bn. In the year to March 2019, it returned £243m to the BBC Group, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

About Applause Entertainment
Applause Entertainment Pvt Ltd (an Aditya Birla Group Venture) is a Content & IP Creation Studio with a focus on films, digital series, television, animatyion, music and live events.