The second season of Netflix crime drama Sacred Games premiered on Wednesday over a year after its globally successful first run. Set predominately on the streets of Mumbai, Sacred Games returns to the major Indian city to continue the story between Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) and Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui).
But when filming for season two got underway, the cast didn’t only shoot the new series in Mumbai, but headed to locations further afield, including Kenya.
While Khan was filming in India, his co-star flew to Nairobi which will reportedly be the new home for Siddiqui’s character Ganesh after he seeks refuge following escape from prison.
A source told Mid-Day: “The show intercuts between Sartaj in Mumbai and Gaitonde in Kenya. The first edition ended with Gaitonde escaping from prison.
“This instalment sees him seeking refuge in Kenya where he eventually rises to power as a crime lord. The unit has planned a straight 50-day schedule there.”
Bollywood Hungama also reports filming for season two took place in Mombasa.
As well as Kenya, filming also took place in South Africa.