Teaser: Get ready to watch ‘Baahubali’ prequel series on Netflix
All you diehard ‘Baahubali‘ fans out there…we have a great news for you. After premiering its first Indian series ‘Sacred Games’ last month, online streaming platform Netflix is all set to make another Indian series on one of India’s highest-grossing films franchise, ‘Baahubali‘ .
It will be an adaptation of ‘The Rise of Sivagami’, a prequel novel to the 2015 film. According to IANS, filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, who helmed both the instalments of the hit franchise ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, has teamed up with Arka Media Works and Netflix for the series.
Rajamouli said in a statement, “The world of Baahubali is extensive and immersive with strong characters and larger than life kingdoms. The films Baahubali -The Beginning and The Conclusion, are from one story set in this world and more dramatic stories were broadly conceived while building the universe. The Baahubali Series, a prequel to the films, is one such story. I am very excited that this is being adapted as a Netflix Original Series. With Netflix as our partner, we have the opportunity to create a rich and riveting series and take this quintessential Indian epic to the world, which is very gratifying to me as a story-teller.”
The basis of the ‘Baahubali’ story revolves around warring royal cousins in an ancient mythical kingdom, Mahishmati. Season one of the Netflix series will comprise nine episodes based on Anand Neelakantan’s book ‘The Rise of Sivagami’, which tells the story of Mahishmati’s Queen Sivagami and how the city-state evolved into an empire.
The two ‘Baahubali’ movies were shot back-to-back for an estimated budget of $40 million, making them the most expensive Indian productions ever. In addition to the original Telugu language version, the films were also released in Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam languages.
Casting and release dates of the series have not been revealed yet. Meanwhile, you can check out the prequel’s announcement teaser below:
Well, this announcement has got us excited beyond measures and we are eagerly looking forward to the release of this series. What about you guys?