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A scene from the movie Baahubali.

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‘Baahubali’ prequel series to stream on Netflix

 

DUBAI – A new series of popular Indian film Baahubali will stream on Netflix, director SS Rajamouli said.

The new series will be an adaptation of The Rise of Sivagami, and will be done in partnership with Arka Media Works.

“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,” Rajamouli said in a statement.

He added: “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.”

Baahubali one and two were shot with an estimated budget of $40 million and tells the story of warring royal cousins in the kingdom of Mahishmati.

Season one of the Netflix series will comprise nine episodes based on Anand Neelakantan’s book The Rise of Sivagami.

It will tell the story of Mahishmati’s queen Sivagami and how the city-state evolved into an empire.

The casting and release dates of the series have not been revealed yet. GAD/Expat Media

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