By Damilola Faustino
Netflix is continuing its aggressive push into India with a two-season order of Baahubali: Before the Beginning a prequel to the blockbuster movie franchise Baahubali.
Baahubali: Before the Beginning will see Netflix partnering with Arka Media Works and director S S Rajamouli who helmed both 2015’s Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion released in 2017. Deva Katta and Praveen Sataru will together direct the series.
The basis of the Baahubali story revolves around warring royal cousins in an ancient mythical kingdom, Mahishmati. Season one of the Netflix series will comprise of nine episodes based on Anand Neelakantan’s book The Rise of Sivagami which tells the story of Mahishmati’s queen Sivagami and how the city-state evolved into an empire.
Further details such as casting, release dates and budgets were not given.
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