In his first series regular role since the series finale of Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam is taking on the role of another criminal in Apple TV+’s upcoming novel-adapted series, Shantaram.
Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts’, season 1’s 12-episode run follows an Australian fugitive named Lin Ford (Hunnam) looking to get lost in chaotic 1980s Bombay while on the run. Alone in an unfamiliar city and hoping to disappear, Lin struggles to avoid the trouble he’s escaped from while working as a medic for the city’s poor and neglected. Lin finds himself falling for an enigmatic woman and soon must choose between freedom or love — and the complications that come with it — on his long road to redemption.
The series also stars Shubham Saraf, Elektra Kilbey, Fayssal Bazzi, Luke Pasqualino, Antonia Desplat, Alyy Khan, Sujaya Dasgupta, Vincent Perez, David Field, Alexander Siddig, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Elham Ehsas, Rachel Kamath, Matthew Joseph, and Shiv Palekar. Shantaram is co-created, written, and executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot alongside Bharat Nalluri as director and executive producer. Andrea Barron, Nicole Clemens, Steve Golin, and Justin Kurzel also executive produce along with Eric Warren Singer, who co-created the series.
The series will have a three-episode premiere Friday, October 14, with new episodes released weekly on Fridays on Apple TV+ until the season finale. Check out the trailer below.