“As the country joins together to celebrate its 75th year of independence, SonyLIV debuts the trailer for the much-awaited second season of Rocket Boys,” SonyLiv stated on social media. On August 15, Independence Day, the teaser for the second season of the hit online series Rocket Boys was released. Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh feature as prominent physicists Dr Homi J Bhabha and Dr Vikram Sarabhai, respectively, in the series, which retells the tale of how India became a nuclear power. Season 1 debuted on SonyLiv in February of this year, and season 2 is likely to air later this year or early next year.
The 45-second teaser begins with a look at India’s momentous nuclear test at Pokhran in 1974, which signified the country’s admission into the elite nuclear club. “India will not be endangered,” says a voice-over. Not any longer. We are prepared to take whatever necessary measures.” A sentence on the screen then says, “After this day, no one dared to threaten India’s sovereignty.” This is followed by a brief sight of Jim Sarbh and Ishwak as Dr Bhabha and Dr Sarabhai in their old avatars, as well as a peek of then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Arjun Radhakrishnan as a youthful APJ Abdul Kalam.
The first season of the show followed the two great scientists as they set out to build India’s first rocket and became colleagues and friends, but only for a short time. The series depicted how they became estranged after holding opposing views on how to utilise nuclear power in India. The tale is intended to go through the 1960s until Dr Bhabha’s death in 1966 and beyond in the second season.
Rocket Boys is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, and Nikkhil Advani and directed by Abhay Pannu. It was created by Nikkhil Advani, Roy Kapur Films, and Emmay Entertainment. The show’s ensemble star cast includes Regina Cassandra, Rajat Kapur, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, and Saba Azad in key parts.