The much-anticipated series of season one of Baahubali: Before the Beginning will be an ode to the fandom of the SS Rajamouli’s epic Indian film. The story of Queen Sivagami is based on Anand Neelakantan’s book The Rise of Sivagami.
Prior to the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion, as part of its promotions, the makers released a historical fiction novel titled ‘The Rise of Sivagami’. It is the first book in the literary series Baahubali: Before the Beginning and acted as a prequel to the film franchise. The Baahubali prequel will essay “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.”
Netflix audiences will be able to experience the royalty of India with Arka Media Works being the creative driver of the series. The company has been involved with the SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali films and intends creating a blockbuster for Netflix audiences
“Millions of people around the world love the Baahubali epic. Along with Netflix, we’re re-imagining this groundbreaking story to entertain and inspire audiences globally. Our vision is to recreate the world of Baahubali in all its grandeur and make it exciting and memorable for die-hard fans and those yet to discover it,” Arka said in a statement.
The streaming platform’s statement read, “Baahubali is one of India’s most beloved stories. To bring this universe to life in the scale and manner it deserves, we’re re-envisioning the story along with our amazing partners. Together we want to make sure we do justice to the expansive vision, depth of storytelling, and complex characters.”
In 2018, Netflix announced an original web series based on the blockbuster franchise, Baahubali, the series is a prequel to the Indian film series: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017). Now Netflix and Arka Media Works are re-envisioning the series with a new creative approach.
In a statement on Friday, the streaming giant stated it will do justice to the fans the movies in the prequel, Baahubali: Before the Beginning.