WARREN ELLIS Writing Ramayana-Inspired Cartoon for NETFLIX

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A Ramayana-inspired animated series by writer Warren Ellis has been picked up by Netflix. First reported by Deadline, Heaven’s Forest will reunite Ellis with his Castlevania collaborators, producers Adi Shankar and Kevin Kolde, and animation studio Powerhouse Animation.

“…Heaven’s Forest is set in an Indo-futuristic world, with storyline and characters inspired by the Indian mythology of the Ramayana,” reads Deadline‘s description of the series.

“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,” said Ellis.

The Ramayana is one of the pillars of Indian literature, and centers on Prince Rama – a major deity in Hinduism.

“My whole life I’ve dreamed of seeing Hindu mythology represented in international media,” said Shankar. “My culture’s stories are spectacle-filled fantasy epics in lavish aesthetic and we’re going to bring it to the global stage.”

No release date has been set for Heaven’s Forest.

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