Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) was the chief suspect in the unsolved murders of up to 20 young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976. Psychopath, con man, thief and master of disguise, having slipped repeatedly from the grasp of authorities worldwide, by 1976 serial killer Sobhraj was Interpol’s most wanted man and had arrest warrants on three different continents.
When Herman Knippenberg (Billy Howle), a junior diplomat at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, unwittingly walks into Sobhraj’s intricate web of crime, he sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will see Knippenberg seek to bring Sobhraj to justice for his terrible crimes. Jenna Coleman will play Marie-Andrée Leclerc, Sobhraj’s partner and frequent accomplice, and Ellie Bamber is cast as Angela Knippenberg.
The Serpent UK TV Premiere Date
Latest/Next UK Season: Limited
Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 2020
UK Channel: BBC One
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Country of Origin: UK
BBC/Netflix true-crime serial killer drama about Charles Sobhraj, the chief suspect in the unsolved murders of up to 20 young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal in the 70s.