Good news, "Indian Matchmaking" fans: the show is returning for another season in August. The Netflix dating series, which premiered in July 2020, dives into the intersection of arranged marriages and matchmaking in Indian American culture. Per the season two trailer, released on July 28, Bombay's highly esteemed matchmaker Sima Taparia is ready to help another set of eligible, eccentric, and eager millennial singles through a detailed search in the hopes of finding their perfect match.
"We have people from different religious backgrounds, different social economic backgrounds, different ideological backgrounds."
According to Netflix, "This season, [Taparia] will manage more expectations than ever before from clients, old and new — with wishlists ranging from man-buns, to an 'ovo-lacto-semi-vegetarian' diet, to a shared love of Taco Bell. Drawing from her decades of experience, insightful intuition and traditional methods, [Taparia] strives to help some lucky singles find their destinies!"
Season one of "Indian Matchmaking" concluded with some loose threads. Series creator Smriti Mundhra hinted that the ending was an intentional nod to ask Netflix for another season. On Aug. 9, 2021, she finally got her answer. Netflix announced its largest casting call yet and also revealed that "Indian Matchmaking" had been renewed for a second season. The streamer followed up on March 24 of this year with another order for the reality TV series, this time for a third season.
"Indian Matchmaking"'s first season stretched across both the US and India, as Taparia paired her eligible clients based on their career ambitions, personalities, astrological compatibilities, and family dynamics. Of course, sifting through the expectations of her clients — and, more importantly, their parents — was a hot topic of conversation throughout the show. Looking ahead, Mundhra is already finding ways she can help improve the show, the biggest being portraying diversity within the cast.
"We have people from different religious backgrounds, different social economic backgrounds, different ideological backgrounds. I wanted the show to represent different aspects of the diaspora — not only one lens," she previously told OprahMag.com. Of host Taparia, Mundhra added: "This is an ongoing cycle of life for our community and for Sima, specifically. She's going to continue doing this work, on camera and off. The story continues."
The modern-era matchmaking series is a refreshing new spin on the reality-TV dating market, and Netflix's season three announcement has us keeping our fingers crossed that we'll be seeing a lot more of Taparia and her eligible clients in the future. Ahead, find out everything we know about "Indian Matchmaking" season two, including when it premieres.