First Look Of Charlie Hunnam Released For ‘Shantaram’ Promotion

Apple+ on Monday released the first glimpse of Charlie Hunnam in his starring role in the upcoming drama-thriller ‘Shantaram.’

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Apple+ on Monday released the first glimpse of Charlie Hunnam in his starring role in the upcoming drama-thriller Shantaram.

Apple+’s Shantaram sneak peek shows Charlie Hunnam on a motorcycle, a reminder of his starring role in Sons of Anarchy. The streaming service no doubt hopes to mirror the success of Sons of Anarchy, which aired from 2008 to 2014. 

“The highly anticipated Apple Original series is a hopeful cinematic love story coupled with a thrilling epic adventure that follows one man’s journey to redemption through a country that changes his life,” Apple+ said in a statement.

The show, produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount Television Studios, premieres on October 14.

Initial reports said Shantaram would consist of 10 episodes. But Apple+ on Monday clarified that the first season would actually encompass 12 episodes. After the first three episodes become available on October 14, a new episode will debut every Friday through December 16.

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Hunnam’s new role finds him playing a character named Lin Ford in a small-screen depiction of Gregory David Roberts’ bestselling novel of the same name. Shantaram, inspired based by Roberts’ own life and chronicles a bank robber who flees his home country of Australia for India.

Apple+ on Monday further said Ford is “looking to get lost in vibrant and chaotic 1980s Bombay. Alone in an unfamiliar city, Lin struggles to avoid the trouble he’s running from in this new place. After falling for an enigmatic and intriguing woman named Karla, Lin must choose between freedom or love.”

Beyond Hunnam, Shantaram 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.

Steve Lightfoot wrote and executive produced the series. Additionally, he serves as showrunner. Bharat Nalluri directs and executive produces.

Andrea Barron, Nicole Clemens, Steve Golin, Justin Kurzel, and Eric Warren Singer. Singer co-created the series with Lightfoot, who also executive produces.

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