Neeraj Pandey to create a Special Ops universe; Kay Kay Menon to return as Himmat Singh in Special Ops 1.5
Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey is known to enthral the audience with his crime thrillers. Neeraj’s espionage thriller Special Ops was well recived by the audience. And now he is all set to create a ‘Special Ops Universe’ in collaboration with Disney+Hotstar and Friday Storytellers.
Kay Kay Menon, who played the role of Himmat Singh, will now return to tell his backstory in Special Ops season 1.5: The Himmat Story. Multiple characters, stories and seasons will now co-exist within a universe in a multi-series format.
The new season will chronicle the formative years of Himmat Singh as a R&AW agent. Unveiling the first look of the Special Ops 1.5, Menon took to his Instagram handle and wrote, “Unveiling the poster of #SpecialOps 1.5 #TheHimmatStory …Himmat Singh ke zindagi ki ek kahani lekar aa rahe(sic).”
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Makers are planning to shot the upcoming series across multiple international locations. Speaking about the universe that he is aiming to create with his series, Neeraj said that Special Ops 1.5 will go beyond the regular narratives of linear seasons and conventional storytelling. He also revealed that the next season is neither a prequel nor a sequel. Special Ops 1.5 will be a three episodes series.
Elated about returning as Himmat Singh, Menon shared, “If you thought that you had seen the best of Himmat Singh, you need to wait for Special Ops 1.5 – it is a terrific redemption story! There is some interesting history about the character that will unfold. As an actor I strive to do different things and being part of a new universe is very exciting.”
The series will go on the floors later this year.