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.
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.
The series will be made up from 8 1-hour long episodes and will premier on BBC One in the UK and on Netflix around the globe. As with other BBC-Netflix co-productions such as “Requiem”, “Black Earth Rising” and “Watership Down” the show will likely arrive on Netflix in the UK at a later date.