Netflix’s Animated Series ‘Heaven’s Forest’ Inspired by Ramayana

The ‘Castlevania’ team will be creating the animated series. 

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Netflix will soon be coming up with animated series based on <i>Ramayana.</i>

Netflix will be soon coming up with an eight-episode animated action drama series, inspired by the Ramayana epic, titled Heaven’s Forest. The Castlevania team, creator Warren Ellis, executive producers Adi Shankar and Kevin Kolde, will be creating the series, as per reports.

“I am delighted to be partnering again with Netflix, my Castlevania comrades, and the Indian creative community, to create this surreal, mythic narrative filled with life and heart,” Ellis told Deadline. Warren Ellis is an author and comic book writer, who developed Castlevania, the dark medieval animated series which is set to launch its third season on Netflix. He also penned the “Extremis” story arc of the 2013 Marvel film Iron Man 3.

‘Heaven’s Forest’ will be set in an ‘Indo-futuristic’ world, and its storyline and characters will draw inspiration from the Hindu mythology epic Ramayana. The Sanskrit epic tells the story of Lord Ram’s quest to rescue his wife from Lanka king Ravana.

Adi Shankar said, “My whole life I’ve dreamed of seeing Hindu mythology represented in international media. My culture’s stories are spectacle-filled fantasy epics in lavish aesthetic and we’re going to bring it to the global stage.” Shankar was the executive producer for Castlevania, Gangs of Wasseypur, The Grey and Killing Them Softly.

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