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Amazon Prime Video to launch animated series on ‘Baahubali’
MUMBAI: Amazon Prime Video has partnered filmmaker SS Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks to extend ‘Baahubali’ into a new multi-episode animated series titled ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’.
Amazon.in will also unveil the first teaser trailer for ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’, which will premiere first on Amazon Prime Video India in 2017. The teaser will be available on the website for two days on 1 and 2 October 2016.
Prime Video India director and country head, Nitesh Kripalani said, “SS Rajamouli is one of the most visionary movie minds of our time, 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 Baahubali world. And now for the first time, customers can watch the exclusive trailer first on www.Amazon.in”
The animated series will feature new stories about the characters from the film including Prince Baahubali, Bhallaladeva, Kattapa and Sivagami, as well as other new characters that will expand the world of Baahubali and reveal hidden secrets for millions of fans.
The story is set before the Kalakeya invasion depicted in the movie, when Baahubali and Bhallaladeva are still young princes of Mahishmati. The series will follow the relationship between the two cousins as they journey across the kingdom, uncovering hidden mysteries, stopping ancient terrors and defending their people from danger.
“What we managed to showcase in the film was just the tip of the iceberg. 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,” Rajamouli added.
The animated series was conceived by Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan and Arka Mediaworks, who will all be producers along with Jeevan J Kang, Graphic India EVP and the lead character designer. Graphic’s senior animation writer Ashwin Pande will also be a producer.
Talking about the collaboration, Graphic India co-founder and CEO Sharad Devarajan 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.”