The Family Man makers on season three: Always knew
Like its season one, The Family Man 2 has ended on a cliff-hanger. Will Suchi (Priya Mani) finally tell Shrikant (Manoj Bajpayee) what really happened in Lonavala? Will Kovid-19 be an important part of the third season of Family Man? Is the new TASC mission heading northeast as a new deadly mission gets underway? Indianexpress.com caught up with the makers of The Family Man 2 – producers Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, writer Suman Kumar and co-director Suparn Verma – to find some answers.
While the makers insisted that they have yet to write a third season, Raj revealed that the idea of a follow-up has existed since he wrote The Family Man Season 2 a few years back. “The story was always there. Not that particular scene (the last sequence) but the idea was always about where the show was going, as we wrote in season two. When we were discussing season two, we discussed other ideas. So we knew where it was going, what world it was going to focus on and what kind of things were going into it.”
The last scene of The Family Man Season 2 was set against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown. It depicts a mysterious man sitting in Kolkata getting ready for the Chinese mission Guan Yu, which is likely to hit the north-eastern region of the country. Raj shared how the scene was shot separately as he was sure about addressing the pandemic in the upcoming season, but not if he would delve deeper into its impact.
“The scene was shot later. It was representative of where we could go and where we could not go afterwards. Thought to tease a little. Now that the show has become fans, it is fun to teaser it. I am sure we are going to address it a little bit (the Covid-19 situation) for sure, but if it is going to happen more or less, we have to sit down and write,” the director continued.
As Shrikant Tiwari successfully completes his latest mission and kills Raji (Samantha Akkineni) in the final episode, he is a tired man and the deaths are overwhelming him. When asked if Srikkanth will carry this mood in the next season, Raj said that all he knows at this point of time is that he will remain true to the character and the challenges that Srikkanth is going to face now.
“I don’t know if we have to write it. The idea is to be true to what is to come,” he said, to which Suparn Verma hinted that it is not going to be an easy ride for Srikanth anyway because His personal life is about to unravel. “With the scene of Srikkanth and Suchi in the kitchen we have stirred a different sentiment. So anyway there is a big bomb waiting to explode.”