Netflix Boards BBC’s ‘The Serpent,’ Starring Tahar Rahim as Serial Killer (Exclusive)

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Netflix Boards BBC’s ‘The Serpent,’ Starring Tahar Rahim as Serial Killer (Exclusive)
Tahar Rahim will play French serial killer Charles Sobhraj in the BBC drama “The Serpent,” which Netflix is boarding as a co-producer. The streaming giant will play it in the U.S. and around the world.

Rahim (“The Looming Tower”) will star as conman and mass murderer Sobhraj, who was discovered and trailed by a young diplomat in mid-1970s Southeast Asia and who escaped prison more than once.

The eight-part series is written by Richard Warlow (“Ripper Street”) and based on the true story of how the elusive Sobhraj was caught and brought to trial. The drama follows a junior diplomat from the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok as he unwittingly walks into the web of crime that leads him to chase down the murderer in the twilight years of the Asian Hippie Trail.

The series will be directed by Tom Shankland (“The Missing”) and produced by ITV-owned Mammoth Screen
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