A first look at Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam in Apple TV+’s Shantaram has been unveiled.
The new show is based on the novel by Gregory David Roberts, and focuses on a fugitive who reinvents himself in the slums of Bombay.
The first look picture shows Hunnam in character as the main role of Lin Ford as he sits on a motorbike in the slums.
The show’s synopsis continues: “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 and the complications that come with it.”
The Letter for the King‘s Antonia Desplat will take on the role of Karla, with the show also set to star the likes of Our Girl‘s Luke Pasqualino, Bodyguard‘s Shubham Saraf, Game of Thrones‘ Alexander Siddig and Tales from the Loop‘s Elektra Kilbey.
Also starring in the series are Fayssal Bazzi, Alyy Khan, Sujaya Dasgupta, Vincent Perez, David Field, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Elham Ehsas, Rachel Kamath, Matthew Joseph and Shiv Palekar.
The story was previously under development with Johnny Depp around 20 years ago, though various attempts to adapt the book have stalled up until now.
Meanwhile, Hunnam recently made an unexpected cameo in the US reboot of Queer as Folk, reprising his role as Nathan Maloney from the original UK series as a Grindr profile.
“I love Charlie Hunnam, and I think he did such an amazing job. Yeah, that is definitely a nod, and we will see what happens with that. I can’t really say anything,” executive producer Stephen Dunn recently teased to Digital Spy.