Rachel Griffiths, Art Malik and James Fleet join Julie Walters and the rest of the cast of Channel 4’s record-breaking drama series Indian Summers in this second series. It’s the summer of 1935 – a season where old allegiances will be broken and new ones forged, where unbridled passions run wild and where revolution hangs heavy in the air. An assassination attempt on the Viceroy Lord Willingdon (Patrick Malahide), and the surprise arrival of Lord Hawthorne (James Fleet), puts Ralph’s (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) future in the balance. Meanwhile, Cynthia’s (Julie Walters) Royal Simla Club plays host to an important royal guest, the Maharaja Maritpur (Art Malik) and his elegant and mysterious mistress Sirene (Rachel Griffiths).
Aafrin (Nikesh Patel) is embroiled in an intricate, dangerous and violent game of cat and mouse as he finds himself part of the escalating independence campaign alongside the beautiful and passionate Kaira (Sugandha Garg) and the unpredictable and volatile Naresh (Arjun Mathur). Alice’s (Jemima West) world is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of her estranged and abusive husband, Charlie Havistock (Blake Ritson). As the fight for Indian independence intensifies, all those who converge in Simla during this pivotal summer will find their loyalties tested, their relationships strained to breaking point and their world, as they know it, facing irrevocable change.
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Latest/Next UK Season: 2
Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 13 March 2016 at 9:00 pm
UK Channel: Channel 4
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Final Season: 2
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Country of Origin: UK
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Drama about the the British Empire in India.