Airdate: The Serpent

Tahar Rahim & Jenna Coleman star in a story of a serial conman in Asia, based on true events.

Netflix today released a trailer for The Serpent, the miniseries starring Tahar Rahim and Jenna Coleman which has been a big hit in the UK.

It also features Billy Howle, Ellie Bamber, Amesh Edireweera and Tim McInnerny.

Launching on April 2 and inspired by real events, The Serpent reveals the story of serial conman Charles Sobhraj (Golden Globe nominee Tahar Rahim) and the remarkable attempts by Dutch Diplomat Herman Knippenberg (Billy Howle) to bring him to justice. Posing as a gem dealer, Sobhraj and his girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc (Jenna 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.

Written by: Richard Warlow and Toby Finlay
Directed by: Tom Shankland and Hans Herbots
Produced by: Mammoth Screen as a co-production between Netflix and BBC One.

Friday April 2 on Netflix.

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