Netflix after premiering its first Indian series Sacred Games last month is all set to make another Indian series on one of India’s highest-grossing franchises Baahubali. Basically, it will be a prequel — in the form of a series — and director S.S. Rajamouli is happy to take the epic to the world through Netflix.
The show will be called ‘Baahubali: Before the Beginning’ and the first Season of it will contain total 9 episodes, which will be based on Anand Neelakantan’s book, The Rise of Sivagami. Therefore, Netflix has partnered with the ace team behind the Baahubali universe, including Arka Media Works and SS Rajamouli. Deva Katta and Praveen Sattaru to work together to direct 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 and 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.”
According to Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals at Netflix, Baahubali is a world-class franchise that epitomizes the power of compelling stories that resonate globally. “We are excited to work with some of the world’s most talented writers and producers on one of India’s most beloved stories. The series is a tremendous opportunity for us to give audiences more of the universe that they have come to love, and welcome millions more into the global Baahubali fandom,” Barmack added.
The casting and release dates of the series is yet to be revealed.