MUMBAI—Amazon Prime Video launched the first episode of S.S. Rajamouli’s animated series, “Bahubali: The Lost Legends,” along with the launch of Fire TV Stick just days ahead of the Apr. 28 theatrical film release of “Baahubali: The Conclusion.”
To mark the launch of Fire TV Stick in India, Amazon Prime Video has announced the showcasing of the series exclusively for its Prime members. Created by S.S. Rajamouli, Graphic India, and Arka Mediaworks, it features Episode 1 of this series with fast follow-ups of the remaining episodes within a few weeks.
Fire TV Stick is a powerful streaming media device that plugs into an HDTV and provides access to thousands of streaming movies, TV shows, apps, and games.
“Our association with a visionary like S.S. Rajamouli is what will differentiate our content in India for discerning audiences. We are sure this will be a special animated series that is sure to capture one’s imagination. The timing is perfect as we announce the launch of Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote; the best way to watch Prime Video,” said Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Amazon Prime Video India.
He added, “Customers can watch our latest and exclusive movies and TV shows from the comfort of their living rooms.”
Filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli stated, “What we managed to showcase in the films was just the tip of the iceberg. From the minute I started working on this story, I knew the world of Bahubali can’t be encompassed into a film or two, simply because there’s so much more to tell – and animation is another way to do that.”
“Bahubali: The Lost Legends” is set before the Kalakeya invasion depicted in the Rs. 600 crore-netting 2015 blockbuster. The series will take the viewer back in time as a prequel to the movie narrative; with a focus on the young lives of Bahubali and Bhallaladeva. The narrative revolves around the two brothers competing to rule the greatest kingdom of its age, and the epic adventures they must endure proving they are worthy of the crown.
The new animated series is created by Rajamouli and Indian superhero creator, Sharad Devarajan. It features new, never-before-revealed stories about the characters and will so include dozens of new characters that will expand the world of Bahubali and reveal hidden secrets for millions of fans.