Charlie Hunnam will play lead role in new Shantaram series
Charlie Hunnam is making his Apple+ debut in an all new Shantaram series. The 'Sons of Anarchy' star will play the lead role in the series based on the famous novel by Gregory David Roberts.
The 2003 novel follows a convicted Australian bank robber and heroin addict/ prison escapee as he makes a new life for himself in India.
Deadline reports that the 10-episode series is written by Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle), and Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed) will direct the first two episodes.
Hunnam is known for his previous lead role in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”.
In 2017, Hunnam played the titular lead in Guy Ritchie's action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the sword, and starred alongside Jude Law, Annabelle Wallis and David Beckham, who makes his feature film debut.
Apple's new streaming service will launch later this year on November 1. The new service unlike Netflix will be comprised of only originals. It’s estimated Apple has more than 30 shows in the work and has a budget of US $6 billion dollars to develop new content.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is shelling out more than US $6 billion on all of its original content. This content includes the aspiring Oscars films, as well as TV shows such as ‘The Morning Show’ which will star Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carrell and Jennifer Aniston.