Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) will star in upcoming Apple TV show Shantaram.
Based on the best selling book series by Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram tells the story of Lin (Hunnam), a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India.
The series will be written by Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) and the first two episodes will be directed by Justin Kurzel. Shantaram hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, which in early 2018 won a monthlong bidding war for the rights to Roberts’ 2004 novel set in Australia and India that explores love, forgiveness, courage and redemption, as well as for Robert’s sequel novel, The Mountain Shadow.