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After dominating the big screen, Baahubali is all set to be adapted for television. Writer KV Vijayendra Prasad has revealed that he has started working on the script to turn the two-part epic saga into a television series on the lines of Game of Thrones.
Unlike regular soap operas in India, Baahubali TV series will run into seasons and it will me made on the scale of American cult television show Game of Thrones. A season in TV shows refers to a group of episodes that will run for a continuing period of time and take a break for some time to return with a new bunch of episodes.
In an interview, Vijayendra has said that it will take more time for him to develop the characters and plot to suit for the TV series. Previously, the legendary writer, who is also the father of director SS Rajamouli, had written the screenplay for blockbusters like Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Magadheera among others.
Vijayendra has completed the script for Baahubali: The Conclusion. The second part of the epic series is the most-anticipated film of 2017, thanks to its first part that ended on a cliffhanger. The film, directed by Rajamouli is the second expensive film made in India and boasts an all-star cast, including Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah. The film is slated to open in theatres worldwide in April next year.
Rajamouli has time and again expressed interest in continuing to make films in the Baahubali franchise. The filmmakers, meanwhile, are pulling out all stops to promote the franchise even as they have forayed into graphic novels, virtual reality and so on.
The film crew is expected to complete Baahubali: The Conclusion shooting by the end of the December. The shooting is underway at the Film City in Hyderabad, where the grand Mahishmati kingdom set has been built.