Apple TV+ reveals first look at ‘Shantaram’, the highly anticipated new drama series starring Charlie Hunnam and based on the acclaimed best-selling novel
“Shantaram” will make its world debut on Friday, October 14 on Apple TV+
Apple TV+ today debuted a first look at “Shantaram,” a new drama series starring Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy”) and based on the international best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts. The long-awaited Apple Original series is a hopeful cinematic love story along with a thrilling epic adventure that follows one man’s journey to redemption through a life-changing country. “Shantaram” will make its global debut with the first three episodes of its 12-episode first season on Friday, October 14, 2022, followed by a new episode every Friday until December 16, 2022 on Apple TV+.
“Shantaram” follows a fugitive named Lin Ford (Hunnam) who seeks to lose himself in the vibrant and chaotic Mumbai of the 1980s. Alone in an unfamiliar city, Lin struggles to avoid the problems he is escaping from in this new place. After falling in love with an enigmatic and scheming woman named Karla, Lin must choose between freedom or love and the complications that come with it.
In addition to Hunnam, 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.
The series is written and produced by Steve Lightfoot, who also serves as showrunner. Bharat Nalluri is directing and executive producing. Andrea Barron, Nicole Clemens, Steve Golin, Justin Kurzel and Eric Warren Singer who co-created the series with Lightfoot also executive produce. The series is produced for Apple by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content’s AC Studios.
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