SS Rajamouli Announces New Animated Series 'Baahubali: Crown of Blood'

SS Rajamouli announces new animated series 'Baahubali: Crown of Blood', expanding the popular Baahubali franchise. Fans eagerly await this latest addition, promising to further explore the epic world of Mahishmati.

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SS Rajamouli Announces New Animated Series 'Baahubali: Crown of Blood'

SS Rajamouli Announces New Animated Series 'Baahubali: Crown of Blood'

SS Rajamouli, the acclaimed director of the blockbuster 'Baahubali' film franchise, has announced a new animated series titled 'Baahubali: Crown of Blood'. The series, set in the fictional kingdom of Mahishmati, will expand the popular Telugu film franchise that starred Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, and Tamannaah Bhatia.

Rajamouli shared a video on X (formerly Twitter) featuring the animated series' title and confirmed that a trailer will be released soon. "When the people of Mahishmati chant his name, no force in the universe can stop him from returning," the director stated, hinting at the return of the Baahubali character.

The 'Baahubali' films, consisting of 'Baahubali: The Beginning' (2015) and 'Baahubali: The Conclusion' (2017), were critically acclaimed and among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, taking Telugu cinema to a national and global audience. The franchise has already spawned various spin-offs, including an animated series 'Baahubali: The Lost Legends' in 2017 and a prequel series that was initially planned for Netflix but got shelved.

Details about the cast and crew of 'Baahubali: Crown of Blood' are currently being kept under wraps. However, the series is expected to further explore the world of Baahubali, with some reports suggesting it may take place before the events of the films and reveal unknown twists in the lives of the protagonists, Baahubali and Bhallaladeva, as they join forces to protect Mahishmati from a mysterious warlord.

Why this matters: The announcement of 'Baahubali: Crown of Blood' marks a significant expansion of the immensely popular Baahubali franchise into the realm of animation. As one of the most successful Indian film series of all time, the Baahubali universe has a massive fan following eagerly awaiting new content and stories set in the epic world created by SS Rajamouli.

Rajamouli's visit to Japan, where he met with anime experts and discussed the process of making Japanese animated series, has further fueled anticipation for the quality and scale of 'Baahubali: Crown of Blood'. With the director's track record of delivering grand spectacles and emotionally resonant storytelling, fans are excited to see how he will bring the kingdom of Mahishmati to life in this new animated avatar.

Key Takeaways

  • SS Rajamouli announces new animated series 'Baahubali: Crown of Blood'
  • Series set in fictional kingdom of Mahishmati, expanding popular film franchise
  • Baahubali films were critically acclaimed, among highest-grossing Indian films
  • Series expected to explore backstories of protagonists Baahubali and Bhallaladeva
  • Rajamouli's visit to Japan fuels anticipation for quality and scale of series