Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Lightfoot, recognized for his function as an government producer for the Hannibal and The Punisher tv collection, has signed on to function showrunner for the upcoming Apple TV+ drama collection Shantaram. Along with signing on to the collection, Lightfoot has additionally inked a multi-year cope with Apple.
Charlie Hunnam will star in the series, which follows the story of a person who runs from an Australian jail and discover a new life in Bombay.
Shantaram is a giant swing for Apple and marks the tech large’s first worldwide play. The 10-episode collection is predicated on the best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts. Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) will play Lin, a person on the run from an Australian jail who appears to get misplaced within the teeming metropolis of Bombay. Reduce off from household and pals by distance and destiny, he finds a brand new life within the slums, bars and underworld of India. The novel has been printed in 39 languages in 42 territories worldwide and offered greater than 6 million copies up to now.
The unique collection is deliberate to be shot throughout each Australia and India, however manufacturing was halted back in February to permit extra time for the script to be finalized.
The collection shall be shot throughout two continents in Australia and India, filming was paused in February — earlier than the pandemic — and was poised to renew following the top of monsoon season. The deliberate delay was initially to permit creator and then-showrunner Singer to compensate for scripts. On the similar time, a search started for a brand new showrunner with confirmed TV expertise to work alongside Singer, who comes from the function world.
It’s at present unclear when filming will start for Shantaram or when it can make its debut on Apple TV+.
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