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Giri/Haji is available to stream and download on Netflix now and fans are curious to know if there will be more of the award-winning drama to come. Will there be another series of Giri/Haji? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Will there be another series of Giri/Haji?
At the moment, there has been no official news regarding the future of Giri/Haji.
The series aired in October 2019 on BBC Two, ending in December on the channel and fans have been awaiting news of season two ever since.
Luckily, Giri/Haji has also amassed a larger fanbase worldwide after the series was made available on Netflix.
Despite no official announcement, one of the show’s stars Will Sharpe has shared his thoughts on the future of Giri/Haji.
In Giri/Haji, Sharpe played the role of Rodney Yamaguchi, a half Japanese, half-British drug addict living in London.
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Viewers immediately fell in love with the character and Sharpe’s performance was praised by critics.
After accepting his award for Best Supporting Actor at the 2020 Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards, Sharpe told press, including Express.co.uk in the Winner’s Room there would be more to “explore” in the future.
He said: “Sure [to doing a second season]. I mean, I loved working with that whole team and I think Joe’s [Barton] scripts are excellent a really rewarding.”
Sharpe continued: “Rodney is a very tiring guy but endlessly rewarding.
“I am sure there would be more to explore but that decision is not mine.”
If Giri/Haji is given the green light for season two, the series is likely to air in late 2021 on BBC One at the earliest.
Unfortunately due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, production of several television shows and films have faced severe delays and considering Giri/Haji has not been given the green light for a second season yet, fans could be waiting a while.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.
Ahead of the BAFTA’s this year, Sharpe also spoke to press about his love for the show.
He said: “When I received the script, I didn’t really know what to expect.
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“I was kind of blown away by them. I felt like they felt really free and kind of creative and bold and unafraid to sort of express themselves in however way sort of fit you know, from episode to episode.
“And I just thought he’d written a really kind of tender soulful, detective series.
“It felt like it was kind of a crime show on the one hand, on the other hand very well drawn human characters and it kind of in the end was about people and about relationships. I really enjoyed reading those scripts.”
Reflecting on his character Rodney, Sharpe said: “He was really exciting and dangerous.
“And I guess for me, the way in was that he was, you know, quite a self-destructive character.
“And it felt like, you know, maybe I could relate to that a bit and use his sense of humour as a defence mechanism.
“And so that was like my way in, I guess, and I liked that he was kind of very messy, human being, but still kind of expressive and loud and kind of unafraid to be himself.
“And so I was very drawn to him straightaway.”
After accepting his award, Sharpe said: “It was enough for me just to have the opportunity to play the role and so whether this clip sees the light of day or not, I have been and will remain incredibly grateful for all of it so thank you very much.”
If season two of Giri/Haji is given the green light, fans can expect the entire main cast to return.
This would mean Takehiro Hira would be back as Kenzo Mori alongside Kelly Macdonald as Sarah Weitzmann, Yōsuke Kubozuka as Yuto Mori and Charlie Creed-Miles as Connor Abbot.
Fans have been taking to Twitter, demanding a second series of the show.
One fan tweeted: “I need a Giri Haji season 2”
A second viewer said: “@netflix @BBCTwo Giri/Haji season 2 please thank you.”
A third fan commented: “@BBCTwo#girihaji @netflix I’m in the US and just finished watching Giri/Haji. PLEEEASE tell me there’s a plan for a Season 2. I’ve watched a lot of series recently, and none come as close to greatness as this did. Well done and hoping for more! @NetflixUK.”
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