The Serpent, a series depicting the crimes of real-life conman Charles Sobhraj, hits Netflix in April.
The 8-episode limited series originally aired on the BBC One in the UK. Check out the trailer for the thrilling show below:
The Serpent stars Golden Globe nominee Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian) and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who). The series was shot in Thailand and the UK.
Here’s the official series description from Netflix:
Inspired by real events, The Serpent reveals the story of serial conman Charles Sobhraj (Rahim) and the remarkable attempts to bring him to justice. Posing as a gem dealer, Sobhraj and his girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc (Coleman) travelled across Thailand, Nepal and India in 1975 and 1976, carrying out a spree of crimes on the Asian ‘Hippie Trail,’ becoming the chief suspects in a series of murders of young Western travellers.
When Herman Knippenberg (Billy Howle), a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into this intricate web of crime, he – with the help of his spouse Angela (Ellie Bamber), police around the world and witnesses of Sobhraj’s devious manipulation — sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will see Sobhraj become Interpol’s most wanted man, with arrest warrants in multiple continents.
It looks like this show is going to hit a few different popular genres: it’s true crime, a thriller, and a period piece. I expect people will be talking about this one!
If the trailer has you interested, you don’t have long to wait. The Serpent arrives on Netflix April 2.
So, are you a fan of crime thrillers? Let us know if you’ll be watching.
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