EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Y Game of Thrones student Alexander Siddig has been cast to star alongside Charlie Hunnam in Apple’s international drama series. Shantaram, based on the best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts. It comes from Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content.
I shoot across two continents Shantaram tells the story of Lin (Hunnam), a man on the run from an Australian prison seeking to lose himself in the bustling city of Bombay. Separated from his family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars, and underworld of India.
Siddig will play the series regular role of Khader Khan, the revered kingpin of the Bombay underworld who acts as Lin’s surrogate father.
Shantaram is written and produced by Steven Lightfoot, who also serves as showrunner. Richard Sharkey, Bharat Nalluri, who will direct six episodes, Steve Golin, Nicole Clemens, Andrea Barron, Justin Kurzel and Eric Singer are also executive producers.
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The series, which filmed two episodes before stopping filming in late February 2020, is preparing to restart production in May of the remaining 10 episodes.
Siddig’s recent television credits also include Netflix The spy and Epix’s Deep state. In features, he was recently seen in 21 bridges Y Horizons. Siddig is represented by Zero Gravity Management, Markham, Froggatt & Irwin, and Del Shaw.
the Shantaram The novel is described as an exploration of love, forgiveness, and courage on the long road to redemption. It has been published in 39 languages in 42 territories around the world and has sold more than 6 million copies to date.