Netflix announce prequel series of Baahubali, watch the teaser here

India’s highest grossing film franchise, the Baahubali series, will now be getting the Netflix treatment and will have a prequel series, titled Baahubali: Before the Beginning.

In an official statement released by the streaming service, Netflix announced the series and talked about the overall impact of Baahubali as a franchise. “Baahubali: the Conclusion grossed US$ 270 million at the global gross box office (including US$ 20 million at the US box office), and is the highest grossing film franchise from India.”

Two seasons have been ordered for the show so far. “Season one of the series will comprise nine episodes and is based on Anand Neelakantan’s book, The Rise of Sivagami. This (prequel) series captures Queen Sivagami’s journey from a rebellious and vengeful girl to a wise and unequalled queen. Power, politics and intrigue find themselves juxtaposed against the rise of Mahishmati – from being a city-state to an empire…The series promises to build on the incredible narrative style of the franchise – including its high production values, spectacular visuals and connective-epic story-telling.”

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