The upcoming Apple TV+ series Shantaram has found its new showrunner in Steven Lightfoot (Hannibal), replacing previous showrunner and writer Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle), as exclusively reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Exclusive: Steven Lightfoot joins Apple's #Shantaram as showrunner https://t.co/JsToH2JNtQ pic.twitter.com/5XLZww3qr7
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 20, 2020
Since being announced in 2018, with Anonymous Content and Paramount Television production companies involved, the show began filming in October 2019 in Victoria, Australia. Production for the series was paused back in February of 2020 for a writing backlog on the scripts. Of the 10 episodes to be expected for the season, only two were filmed so far. With the news of a new showrunner, executive producer, and writer in Lightfoot, fans are crossing their fingers that filming will resume in the coming months.
The series is based on the 2003 novel of the same name written by Gregory David Roberts. It follows “Lin (Hunnam), a heroin addict and convicted Australian bank robber who deserts a prison sentence from Pentridge Prison and flees to find refuge in Bombay, India’s underworld.”
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Not much is known about the full cast list yet. The only cast announced so far is Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), who will play Lin, and Antonia Desplat (The Letter for the King) as Karla.
There is no premiere date for Shantaram as of yet. Stay tuned for details when they are released.