Mumbai:  Cashing in on the Baahubali bandwagon, streaming giant Netflix has announced a spin-off series based on SS Rajamouli film. The Netflix version will star Mrunal Thakur as Sivagami and Rahul Bose as Skandadasa,  along with Atul Kulkarni, Vaquar Shaikh, Jameel Khan, Siddharth Arora and Anup Soni.

Titled, Baahubali: Before the Beginning, the series will explore life on the streets of the fictional city of Mahishmati and is expected to appeal a global audience. 

Sattaru teased that this won’t be a south Indian series or a north Indian series, but one that caters to a global audience. Directed by Deva Katta  and Praveen Sattaru, the series is produced by Prasad Devineni and is said to be an ideal watch for those who have not watched any of the Baahubali flicks. Yes, such people do exist. 

Prasad also agreed saying, “Well, this is the beginning so those who haven’t seen the movies aren’t missing anything.”

The Baahubali series is expected to be released in 2019.