Mumbai, 28th January 2022: Vasu, Akhil and Kay are back! Expect more unfiltered conversations, dating advice and sibling banter when Hiccups & Hookups returns with season 2. Within a year of Lionsgate Play’s premiere of its first Hindi original that witnessed staggering response globally, the streaming platform is set to launch season 2 of Hiccups & Hookups. Season 1 of the series witnessed the show become the ‘highest watched’ title on the streaming platform.
What to expect in Hiccups & Hookups Season 2:
• Sibling-duo Vasu (Lara Dutta) and Akhil (Prateik Babbar) are back to tickle your funny bone
• Rebellious teenage daughter Kay (Shinnova) is back – will she feature with a stable boyfriend?
• Will Akhil’s life restart with new goals and ambitions?
• Will there be some surprise cast entries?
Speaking on the announcement Rohit Jain MD Lionsgate South Asia and Networks - Emerging Markets Asia said “After a successful season of Hiccups & Hookups, we are all set to bring viewers season 2 of the series in 2022. Our endeavor is to continue to create local original content that connects with audiences. Hiccups & Hookups brought a mass appeal that translated into fans. 2022 will be massive for Lionsgate Play with original content, and this has just raised the bar.”
Speaking on the announcement, Mrinalini Khanna, VP, Originals, Lionsgate India said “Second seasons always pose a challenge for a show that’s done well. We fully intend to rise to the occasion by bringing back the Rao’s with an even bigger bang while also delving into the themes that the show is touched upon in the first season; family, friendship and finding yourself. With the incredible cast, the goal for Season 2 is to showcase the deep and funny heart of the show while delivering on the entertainment quotient, and that is the reason we are going to bring Season 2 with a new director, vision and energy.”
On the announcement of Season 2, Lara Dutta who plays Vasudha, shares her excitement: “Season 1 received a phenomenal response, and I am delighted that the viewers related to Vasudha. I would like to thank our viewers for all the love they have shown me, and the entire cast. We are all set to return with another entertaining season of Hiccups and Hookups, one with a lot of twists and turns, and frankly, I can’t wait to see how Vasudha’s life shapes up from here’.
Prateik Babbar, who plays Akhil said, “We are excited to bring round 2 of Hiccups & Hookups to our fans. This time expect a lot of drama, action and adventure (pun-intended). The first installment was loved and appreciated, and I’m sure the new season will add to the love.”
The series will be a continuation of season 1 centered around Vasudha portrayed by ‘Lara Dutta’, Akhil played by ‘Prateik Babbar’, and Kay portrayed by ‘Shinnova’. Together, the three make a sensational trio navigating through the highs and lows of life while they find their groove, together and as individuals.
Watch the space for some more key announcements on Hiccups & Hookups Season 2.
About Lionsgate Play:
Lionsgate Play, a premium streaming service from Lionsgate India and Starz, offers bespoke quality content to its users. It boasts of thousands of hours of Premium content including Premieres, billion-dollar Franchise Movies and binge worthy Box Sets. Lionsgate Play has a widely distributed network in the region spanning across partnerships like Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel, Jio FTTH, Apple TV+, Amazon Firestick, Prime Video Channel, OEMs with an ambitious roadmap ahead. Lionsgate Play also develops and produces a diverse slate of high budget premium Indian originals. Lionsgate Play app can be downloaded on Google Play Store, Apple app store and Amazon Firestick at a monthly and yearly subscription of INR 149 and INR 699 respectively.