A second series of Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar is being planned after the unprecedented success of the Lahore based historical drama.

Within the first week of its launch, the series hit Netflix's Top 10 TV (Non-English) list in 43 countries, becoming the most-viewed Indian series globally. 

The series follows the lives and loves of courtesans within the confines of Heeramandi, as rebellion brews in British-ruled India.

The series has been reigning in the number one spot in the India Top 10 list since its launch in early May.

Netflix India said it was delighted to announce that the series will return for a second series.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali said: “I'm blessed by the love and appreciation for Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar.

"It's been a joy to see the show resonate with audiences worldwide, and I couldn't have asked for a better partner than Netflix. I’m happy to announce that we’ll be back with season 2."

Monika Shergill, Vice-President Content, Netflix India, added: “Sanjay Leela Bhansali has intricately woven magic to bring Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar to life. Watching audiences everywhere fall in love with this series — making it truly their own as a cultural phenomenon — has been hugely energizing and it thrills me to share that we will be back with Season 2.”