Amazon Prime Video partners with filmmaker to launch ‘Baahubali’ series
The animation series will reveal hidden stories and legends from the ‘Baahubali’ world, says Amazon Prime Video India director Nitesh Kripalani
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Bengaluru: Amazon Prime Video on Friday said it has partnered with filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, digital character creator Graphic India and film production firm Arka Mediaworks to launch the series Baahubali: The Lost Legends.
The animated series is based on the film Baahubali. “The animation series will allow our customers to discover hidden stories and legends from the Baahubali world,” Amazon Prime Video India director and country head Nitesh Kripalani said.
The series is set before the Kalakeya invasion depicted in the movie when Baahubali and Bhallaladeva are still both young princes of Mahishmati, the company said in a statement.
It said the animated series will feature new stories about the characters from the film, including Prince Baahubali, Bhallaladeva, Kattapa and Sivagami, as well as dozens of new characters who will expand the world of Baahubali and reveal hidden secrets for millions of fans.
The animated series was conceived by Rajamouli, Graphic India co-founder and chief executive Sharad Devarajan, and Arka Mediaworks, who will all be producers along with Jeevan J. Kang, Graphic’s EVP (creative) and lead character designer for the new animated series, and Graphic’s senior animation writer Ashwin Pande.
“What we managed to showcase in the film was just the tip of the iceberg,” Rajamouli said. “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,” he added.