Amazon Prime Video along with filmmaker SS Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks, have announced a partnership to extend the magnum opus ‘Baahubali’ into a new multi-episode animated series titled –“Baahubali: The Lost Legends”.
Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Prime Video India said,“S.S. Rajamouli is one of the most visionary movie minds in current times and we are thrilled to have him launch this exclusive series, Baahubali: The Lost Legends. The animation series will allow our customers to discover hidden stories and legends from the Baahubaliworld. And now for the first time, customers can watch the exclusive trailer first on www.Amazon.in”
He added, “What we managed to showcase in the film was just thetip of the iceberg,” said director S. S. Rajamouli. “From the minute I started working on this story, I knew the world of ‘Baahubali’ can’t be encompassed into a film or two, simply because there’s so much more to tell and animation is another way to do that. We are happy to be collaborating with Graphic India and Amazon to bring the ‘Lost Legends’ to audiences through Amazon Prime Video.”
Sharad Devarajan, Co-Founder & CEO, Graphic India said, “Filled with political intrigue, betrayal, war, action and adventure, this animated series will take audiences on new adventures beyond the film, as we learn for the first time the events that shaped Baahubali from a young prince into a legendary hero.Amazon Prime Video is the perfect partner to help us reach Baahubali’s millions of fans through their unparalleled digital reach.”
Shobu Yarlagadda, CEO, Arka Mediaworks said, “Having created so many iconic stories and characters, there is no one more equipped than Graphic India, to take the story of Baahubali forward. We are very excited for what's to come.”
As a part of festive celebrations, customers can watch the teaser trailer of Baahubali: The Lost Legends, the animated series, on www.Amazon.in only on October 1 and 2, 2016.
The series will follow the relationship between the two cousins as they journey across the Kingdom of Mahishmati, uncovering hidden mysteries, stopping ancient terrors and defending their people from danger.
The animated series was conceived by Rajamouli, Devarajan and Arka Mediaworks, who will all be Producers along with Jeevan J. Kang, Graphic’s EVP Creative and the lead character designer for the new animated series. Graphic’s senior animation writer, Ashwin Pande, will also be a Producer.