Netflix India Announces Baahubali: Before the Beginning Original Series

It will be an adaptation of The Rise of Sivagami, a prequel novel to the 2015 film. Baahubali: Before the Beginning will have two seasons.

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Aug 3, 2018 2:33 PM Updated: Aug 3, 2018 2:33 PM

Netflix has announced a new original series, based on the global blockbuster franchise, Baahubali. SS Rajamouli, Deva Katta and Praveen Sataru will together direct the series.

The news follows the premiere of its first Indian series Sacred Games last month. It will be an adaptation of The Rise of Sivagami, a prequel novel to the 2015 film.

The two season series named Baahubali: Before the Beginning will be a prequel to the films Baahubali: the Beginning and Baahubali: the Conclusion. Netflix has partnered with the talented team behind Baahubali, including Arka Media Works.

This prequel series will capture Queen Sivagami’s journey from a rebellious and vengeful girl to a wise and unequalled queen and the rise of Mahishmati – from being a city-state to an empire, which forms the backdrop of the Baahubali franchise. The series will build on the franchise’s rich production values, grand visuals and story-telling.

SS 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.”

Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals at Netflix, said in reports that Baahubali is a world-class franchise that epitomises the power of compelling stories that resonate globally.

The star cast and release dates of the series are yet to be revealed.

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