Disney+Hotstar brings Baahubali: Crown of Blood from May 17

Shobu Yarlagadda, Gaurav Banerjee, S.S. Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan and Sharad Kelkar. Photo: Think-Ink Communications

A Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks production, Baahubali: Crown of Blood streams on Disney+Hotstar from May 17 and is a prequel to the classic film franchise.

Disney+Hotstar recently unveiled the world of their forthcoming animated series, Baahubali: Crown of Blood at AMB Cinemas, Hyderabad. The series takes you back in time on an epic journey of the clash of the empires, where Baahubali and Bhallaladeva join hands to protect the great kingdom of Mahishmati and the throne against their greatest threat.

Produced by Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks Production Pvt. Ltd. by S.S. Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan and Shobu Yarlagadda, and directed and produced by Jeevan J. Kang and Navin John, the series is set to stream on Disney+Hotstar from May 17.

Gaurav Banerjee, Head, Content, Disney+Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star said, “We always believe in telling stories that transcend to people across the country and with Baahubali: Crown of Blood, we aim to take animation to new heights. Collaborating with S.S. Rajamouli, a legendary filmmaker, along with our long-standing partnership with Graphic India, is a step in that direction. Baahubali: Crown of Blood is a show for all, whether you are fans of the franchise or experiencing the show for the first time.”

S.S. Rajamouli added, “Hyderabad holds a special place in my heart, as it is the city where the Baahubali franchise was created. It feels wonderful to be here, unveiling a new chapter in the saga. Collaborating with Graphic India, Arka Mediaworks and Disney+Hotstar has been an incredible experience, as their passion and dedication to create older animation in India has been truly inspiring. Together, we have crafted a story that not only expands the Baahubali universe but also promises to captivate audiences with its epic animation, emotional depth and complex characters.”

Sharad Devarajan, creator, writer and producer of Baahubali: Crown of Blood stated, “Bringing this story to life has been an exhilarating journey for all of us at Graphic India. When we first embarked on this project, we knew we were taking on a great responsibility—to create an animated series that would live up to the legacy of the Baahubali franchise. Collaborating with the visionary filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli has been an absolute honor, and with his inspiration and support we have worked tirelessly to craft a story that will allow fans of the films to delve deeper into the world of Baahubali, exploring Mahishmati’s untold stories and hidden secrets. With stunning animated visuals and a gripping narrative even for adult audiences, this series is set to redefine the landscape of Indian animation.”

Sharad Kelkar, actor and voice of Baahubali, said, “I have lent my voices to a lot of characters, but Baahubali: Crown of Blood holds a special place in my heart due to my long association with this franchise. It takes this franchise to a whole new level for fans and new audiences alike. Breathing life into this character yet again is a surreal feeling like I am stepping into a whole new world unlike anyone has ever seen before!”



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