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SERPENT, THE (NETFLIX)
Premieres in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, July 2019) Award-winning French actor Tahar Rahim (The Looming Tower, A Prophet, The Eddy) will star as Charles Sobhraj in the brand new drama series The Serpent, based on the astonishing true story of how one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century was caught and brought to trial. Commissioned by BBC One, The Serpent will be produced by Mammoth Screen (Poldark, World on Fire) and is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix. The eight-part limited series is written by Richard Warlow (Ripper Street) and Toby Finlay (Ripper Street) and directed by Tom Shankland (Les Miserables). Charles Sobhraj was the chief suspect in the unsolved murders of up to 20 young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal through 1975 and 1976. Psychopath, con man, thief and master of disguise, having slipped repeatedly from the grasp of authorities worldwide, by 1976 serial killer Sobhraj was Interpol's most wanted man and had arrest warrants on three different continents. When Herman Knippenberg, a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into Sobhraj's intricate web of crime, he sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will see these two diametrically opposed men engaged in a chase across the porous borders of the Hippie Trail, as Knippenberg seeks to bring Sobhraj to justice for his terrible crimes.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alice Englert
· Amesh Edireweera
· Armand Rosbak
· Billy Howle as Herman Knippenberg
· Chicha Amatayakul
· Ellie Bamber as Angela Knippenberg
· Ellie de Lange
· Fabien Frankel
· Gregoire Isvarine
· Ilker Kaleli
· Jenna Coleman as Marie-AndrĂ©e Leclerc
· Mathilde Warnier
· Ruby Ashbourne-Serkis
· Sahajak Boonthanakit
· Surasak Chaiyaat
· Tahar Rahim as Charles Sobhraj
CREW INFORMATION:
· Damien Timmer as EP
· Hans Herbots as DIR
· Lucy Richer as EP
· Preethi Mavahalli as EP
· Richard Warlow as EP/WRTR
· Stephen Smallwood as PROD
· Toby Finlay as WRTR
· Tom Shankland as DIR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ITV Studios
· Mammoth Screen