Cartoon Network, Liquid Comics and CA Media’s Graphic India, and POW! Entertainment have teamed to bring Stan Lee‘s first-ever Indian superhero to television. Chakra: The Invincible will debut in an hour-long TV movie on Cartoon Network across South Asia on November 30th, reaching a potential 34M households. Chakra had previously been talked about in its development stage and Lee now calls the film a “thrill-a-minute superhero saga.” It centers on Raju Rai, a young Indian boy in Mumbai who, along with his mentor, Dr. Singh, develops a suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body. When Raju dons the suit, he discovers superpowers and vows to use them to protect and to serve. His first order of business is to save the city, and the world, from super villains.
But Chakra: The Invincible isn’t staying put in South Asia. It will also be featured on Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment’s new ToonsTV platform. The deal gives Chakra the possibility of hitting a wider global audience, a cross-over opportunity for an entertainment industry that’s increasingly spreading its wings. Graphic India also has plans to launch the character in a series of digital and print comic books and graphic novels.