"Gonna probably hate-watch it."
Matchmaker Sima Taparia is back with the second season of the hit Netflix show, Indian Matchmaking.
New stills from the upcoming series show Sima in action once again as she tries to get NRI singles to find their perfect life partners.
None of the participants could find a match on the show in the first season, some of which will be returning in season two.
According to Variety, the new season will premiere on Netflix from August 10 onwards.
Netflix shared the new stills on social media with the caption: “Gets down on one knee and asks if there are plans for season 2 of Indian Matchmaking.
“The answer is yes. Seema Aunty and Indian Matchmaking will return for a second season.”
There is a glimpse of an old contestant who continues to search for a suitor besides stills from a romantic proposal, a puja on the banks of a river, Sima discussing with new singles and a romantic date.
There is a hint of a wedding as well, as a bride and groom are seen holding hands in one of the stills.
Academy Award nominee Smriti Mundhra, creator and executive producer of the series, told Variety:
“The response to Season 1 of Indian Matchmaking was overwhelming, and we’re thrilled to be back with more episodes that explore the rollercoaster of emotions and tough conversations on the journey to finding love.”
The show was praised as well as criticised for its concept of traditional matchmaking.
A fan commented on Netflix’s post: “Gonna probably hate-watch it.”
Another said: “Hopefully this season she will have a better success rate than 0%.”
A third commented: “I mean the one time I hoped the answer to a proposal was No.”
The first season of Indian Matchmaking received a nomination for the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category at the 73rd Emmy Awards.
Talking about the success of the show despite not finding a successful match, Sima had told YouTuber Dhruv Rathee in an interview: “This was a reality show.
“The director of the show was trying to show what Indian matchmaking is.”
“The concept was not to get those people married on the show. The shooting wrapped up in five months.
“Do you expect them to get married in five months? We can’t expect people to find a suitable match so quickly.”
In March 2022, Netflix announced that the franchise is expanding with a new series, Jewish Matchmaking.
The spinoff will follow singles in America and Israel who seek a Jewish matchmaker to help them find their soulmate.