S.S. Rajamouli and Disney+ Hotstar brings the untold story of Baahubali in a new chapter


S.S. Rajamouli and Disney+ Hotstar brings the untold story of Baahubali in a new chapter

Baahubali is one of the most loved fantasy franchises in India, it’s not just a story but a universe. There are many unheard, unseen and unwitnessed events that happen in the Baahubali world. Disney+ Hotstar announces the prequel to the film franchise, Hotstar Specials’ ‘Baahubali: Crown of Blood’, a story where Baahubali and Bhallaladeva will join hands to protect the great kingdom of Mahishmati and the throne against its greatest threat, the mysterious warlord known only as Raktadeva. A Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks production, Baahubali: Crown of Blood is produced by visionary S.S. Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan &Shobu Yarlagadda, directed and produced by Jeevan J. Kang & Navin John, the epic saga promises to take the audiences into an animated world of Baahubali to experience an untold story of epic adventure, brotherhood, betrayal, conflict and heroism. The power-packed action series is set to stream on Disney+ Hotstar starting 17th May, 2024.


Gaurav Banerjee, Head - Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star said, “We are excited to delve deeper into the iconic franchise with Baahubali: Crown of Blood. Recognizing animation's crucial role in contemporary storytelling, we're committed to bringing enthralling narratives like Baahubali and The Legend of Hanuman to our audience. Our goal is to continuously enrich the animation genre for adults and captivate viewers, all while enhancing our association with Graphic India.”


Creator and Producer of Baahubali: Crown of BloodS.S. Rajamouli said, “The world of Baahubali is vast, and the film franchise was the perfect introduction to the same. However, there’s so much more to explore, and that’s where Baahubali: Crown of Blood comes into the picture. This story will reveal for the first time many unknown twists in the lives of Baahubali and Bhallaladeva and a dark secret long forgotten as the two brothers must save Mahishmati. We are extremely happy to introduce this new chapter to Baahu’s fans and to bring this story in an animated format, which brings a new, exciting look to the world of Baahubali. Arka Mediaworks and I are delighted to collaborate with Sharad Devarajan, Disney+Hotstar and Graphic India as we reshape Indian animation for a broader audience beyond kids.”


Sharad Devarajan, Co-Creator, Writer and Producer of Baahubali:Crown of Blood said, "S.S. Rajamouli's epic storytelling and groundbreaking Baahubali films have captivated the imagination of hundreds of millions of fans across India, redefining all of Indian entertainment for a generation. He is one of the greatest creators in the world and it’s a dream come true to collaborate with him and Arka Mediaworks to share these new untold stories. Baahubali: Crown of Blood is an animated action-packed adventure filled with political intrigue, drama, betrayal, war, heroism, loyalty and courage. This is my second animation project with Gaurav Banerjee and the amazing team at Disney+Hotstar after 'The Legend of Hanuman’ franchise and they have been the perfect partners for us at Graphic India to launch these groundbreaking new adult animated shows for the country."


Rana Dagubatti, actor who played Bhallaladeva in the Baahubali franchise said, "The film franchise of Baahubali has built its legacy; I am excited to see the legacy being continued with animated storytelling format. This new chapter of Baahubali and Bhallaladeva’s life will unfold many more mysteries of the Baahubali world. I am thrilled that S.S. Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan, Disney+Hotstar, Arka Mediaworks and Graphic India are bringing this new chapter of Baahubali’s world in an animated format that will introduce the world of Baahubali to the fans and newer audiences in an exciting way.”


Indian actor who played Baahubali in the successful Baahubali franchise, Prabhas said, “It’s an exciting time that Baahubali and Bhallaladeva are going to come together in this unseen chapter of Baahubali’s journey. Baahubali: Crown of Blood is a chapter that takes place before the story in the film franchise. It’s an important chapter in Baahu’s and Bhalla’s life. It's wonderful that S.S. Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan, Disney+Hotstar, Arka Mediaworks, and Graphic India are bringing this story to the world through this animated format. I cannot wait to watch this new chapter in Baahubali’s journey.”

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