Gautham Vasudev Menon, the renowned filmmaker had made his digital debut in 2019 with the highly acclaimed web series Queen. The original series, which has been streaming in the OTT platform MX Player, is loosely based on the life of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Interestingly, Queen is now all set to have a second season very soon.
In a recent interview given to a popular daily, director Gautham Menon has confirmed that the second season of the series is already in cards. The director also revealed that he will be collaborating with some talented writers for the second season. The first season of Queen was penned by Menon’s associate Reshma Ghatala.
According to the latest buzz, Gautham Menon is planning to direct the second season himself, unlike the first season in which he had collaborated with Prasanth Murugesan. In the first season of Queen, Menon had directed the portions featuring Ramya Krishnan and Anjana Jayaprakash, while Murugesan shot the portions of child artist Anikha Surendran.
Queen, which is based on Anita Sivakumaran’s novel of the same name, depicts the life and evolution of Shakthi Sheshadri, an actress who later emerges as a powerful politician. Ramya Krishnan essayed the central character Shakthi, while Anjana Jayaprakash and child artist Anikha Surendran played her youth and childhood, respectively.
Indrajith Sukumaran, the popular actor played the role of GMR, the character which is based on the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MGR. The web series also featured Vamsi Krishna, Sonia Aggarwal, Tulasi, Vanitha Krishnachandran, Viji Chandrasekhar, Charmila, Lilette Dubey, Munna, and so on along with director Gautham Menon in the supporting roles.
The makers are expected to make an official announcement on the second season of Queen web series, once the all India lockdown comes to an end. As per the reports, most of the actors who appeared in the first season will reprise their respective characters in the second season, along with a few new additions.
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