Following the resounding success of espionage thriller Special Ops, filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has announced the launch of ‘Special Ops Universe’. For the first time in India, multiple characters, stories and seasons will co-exist within a universe in a multi-series format; giving audiences a new way to enjoy thriller and action series.
Loved by millions for his portrayal of Himmat Singh, Kay Kay Menon, now returns to tell his backstory in Special Ops season 1.5: The Himmat Story - a new series that forms a pivotal part of the universe.
Special Ops season 1.5: The Himmat Story goes back in time to 2001 and explores the formative years of Himmat Singh as a R&AW agent and how he uses his wits and intelligence for a different operation. While the show is slated to launch later this year, the makers have released an intriguing first look. Much like Special Ops, this series will also be shot across multiple international locations and promises to scale up the action and drama.
Have a look at the new poster below:
Director Neeraj Pandey says, “Special Ops was conceptualized as a universe which will go beyond the regular narratives of linear seasons and conventional storytelling; and the ensemble of cast and characters does lend itself extremely well. The response by the audiences demanded that we embark on the journey. We are starting off with a unique Special Ops 1.5; which is neither a prequel nor a sequel and with this the audience will be witnessing the backstory of the main protagonist Himmat Singh! The series will start with Himmat Singh being assigned to another case, but the deflection point is the same parliament attack that started the series of events. It will be narrated across 3 episodes approximately an hour long each.”
Actor Kay Kay Menon added, “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! While it’s not a prequel to Special Ops, 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.”