Disney, Graphic India Team With Amitabh Bachchan for ‘Astra Force’

LONDON — The Disney Channel India and Graphic India have announced production on 52-episode animated series “Astra Force.” The series is created by Graphic, in which CA Media, the Asian investment arm of Peter Chernin’s the Chernin Group, has a stake, and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan.

The series will follow 8-year-old twins who accidentally awaken a mythical superhero from hibernation and must teach him the ways of the world in order to save the universe from intergalactic threats.

“It’s now India’s time to create new heroes and animated shows to spark the imaginations of children all across the world,” said Bachchan.

Graphic’s Sharad Devarajan is producing along with Jeevan J. Kang, senior VP creative at Graphic India, who is also overseeing visual development, character design and art.

Graphic’s previous animated superhero, “Chakra the Invincible,” was created with Stan Lee and was available on Rovio’s ToonsTV platform via the Angry Birds app.

Bachchan, who has just had a box office hit with “Piku,” will next be seen in “Wazir.”

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