Fans of “Baahubali” can revisit the world of Mahishmati in a new Netflix series that will explore the journey of Sivagami in a prequel to the SS Rajamouli’s two-part blockbuster.
The series, which was announced by Netflix today, has already been given a two-season order.
“Baahubali: Before the Beginning“, will be a prequel to “Baahubali: the Beginning” and “Baahubali: the Conclusion”, and is based on Anand Neelakantan’s book, “The Rise of Sivagami”.
Season one of the series will have nine episodes and captures Sivagami’s journey from a rebellious and vengeful girl to a wise and unequalled queen.
Netflix has teamed up with the team behind “Baahubali”, including Arka Media Works and Rajamouli. Deva Katta and Praveen Sataru will co-direct the series.
Rajamouli is looking forward to the prequel.
“I am very excited that this is being adapted as a Netflix Original Series. 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 storyteller,” he said in a statement.
According to a synopsis provided by the streaming giant, “Power, politics and intrigue find themselves juxtaposed against the rise of Mahishmati – from being a city-state to an empire.”