Co-created by Sidhanta Mathur and Shubham Yogi, the 6-episode series Minus One is an ode to relationships that spans across several phases.
After a successful first season, Minus One is all set to make a comeback with its most-awaited Season 2 as part of Lionsgate Play Originals. The maiden season brought together a heartwarming story of a couple who stay together even after their break-up. Season 2 promises to take this up a notch by showcasing the journey of Ria and Varun, who is now in a conflict between holding on and letting go of their relationship. The relatable storyline will take you through a roller-coaster ride of emotions, love, adulting, challenges, and a lot more.
Produced by Writeous Studios, the six-episode series will encapsulate the relationship between two exes that spans several years, as they deal with the trials and tribulations of life, their careers, and their expectations from each other. Co-created by Sidhanta Mathur and Shubham Yogi and written with Gauri Pandit, Minus One Season 2 will feature Ayush Mehra (Varun) and Aisha Ahmed (Ria) in lead roles.
While the Season 2 filming begins, Lionsgate Play will give viewers a sneak into Season 1 – all episodes of the first season will be available exclusively on the Lionsgate Play app starting August 19. The series is an honest look at humans and their relationships in a very nuanced and unflinching manner. But at the heart of it, Minus One is about love.
Rohit Jain, MD, South Asia and Networks - Emerging Markets Asia, Lionsgate said “Lionsgate Play as a platform paves its own way to create niche, edgy and premium content for Indian audiences, and Minus One hits the bulls-eye in terms of our vision for the brand. It is a fresh concept that encapsulates various dimensions of modern-day love, making it a seemingly relatable show. Lionsgate Play has always strived to create a fantastic mix of premium content for its global and Indian audiences, and we are proud to add season 2 of Minus One to the original library, and we hope that it resonates with anyone and everyone."
Mrinalini Khanna, VP, Originals, Lionsgate Play, said, “Love and relationships are so different for GenZ. It was intriguing for us to understand the semantics of romance in today’s day and age and what living, loving, and letting go meant for them. Writeous and Shubham had such a unique insight into this couple and nearly a decade of their life together – the love, the fun, the anger and hurt, and the inevitable mess and memories that ensue. And with the shared success of Feels like Home – we knew we wanted to make this with them.”
The show's co-creator, Sidhanta Mathur added, “After the success of Feels Like Home, we are delighted to once again partner with Lionsgate Play to add Minus One Season 1 to the bouquet of fabulous content they have. Minus One is an extremely relatable and funny show that beautifully captures a unique friendship, and through it tries to humanize the idea of an ex. We are also delighted to announce that we are filming a season 2, and with Lionsgate Play and especially Mrinalini Khanna's guidance, Shubham and I have been able to elevate the story to make it a way more evolved and nuanced relationship drama that will deal with the complexities of relationships through the characters of Varun and Riya. We really cannot wait for everyone to watch Minus One Season 2 as a lot of heart and hard work has gone into it"
For Aisha Ahmed, playing Ria in the second season is special. She says, “Minus One is a special project for me. I have created memories and relationships that will stay with me forever. We shot season 1 as a family, and now Season 2 shoot has begun, and it’s great to be back on the sets with the entire cast and crew. This season is all about how Riya and Varun deal with a lot more relationship challenges, heartbreak, love, and more. We have a lot of surprises in store for you, and we cannot wait for you to witness all the love we have poured into the series to make it bigger and better than ever before. Being Riya has been one of the greatest joys of my life, and I hope that people connect with her journey, as much as I have.”
Ayush Mehra, playing the role of Varun shared his thoughts, “It is an extremely special project for me. Minus One got popular because it was made with a lot of heart and that’s what people saw when they saw the show. We absolutely had a blast shooting it. Season 2 has been one of the most grueling and rewarding experiences of my life as an actor and a person, and I couldn't have asked for a better support system than the team I work with every day. My director Yogi, producer Sid and Aisha, all have an eternal bond with each other. This season we bring a fresh lens to the idea of love, friendship, and everything in between. The emotions and bond of both Ria and Varun are real and relatable and I’m sure will be loved by all our fans. I cannot wait for them to see what we have created with Minus One Season 2"
Tune into Lionsgate Play on August 19 to watch Minus One Season 1!
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