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Goa, India – The Indian version of “24” has been greenlighted for a second series, despite only modest ratings performances by the series one reformat.

The show modeled on the Fox original series, debuted on Colors, the Indian general entertainment channel promoted by Viacom 18, on Oct. 4 and is now in its seventh week. The show is produced and stars Anil Kapoor (“Slumdog Millionaire”) in the Jack Bauer role originally made famous by Kiefer Sutherland.

“We are committed to season 2,” Raj Nayak, CEO of Colors, told Variety. “And we are confident that the second season will rate better than the first.”

Season one debuted to 3.2 million viewers, behind established shows on rival networks, and behind Colors’ own comedy show. Nayak says that ratings for “24” are now picking up on a week-by-week basis and that the series has scored strongly with viewers in major metropolises.

It is directed by Abhinay Deo, from an adapted screenplay by Rensil d’Silva, »


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