Five years after the ending of Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam is ready to make his return to television!
According to a report from Deadline, the 39-year-old actor has been cast in the upcoming Apple TV+ series Shantaram, based on the bestselling novel from Gregory David Roberts.
Hunnam is set to lead the series about an Australian bank robber, Lindsay Ford, who escapes from prison and moves to India. As a fugitive, he finds a new life in the slums of Mumbai where he finds his way into the criminal underworld. The 10-episode drama is expected to begin filming in October in both Australia and India.
The Shantaram series will be executive produced by Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens and Steve Golin. Andrea Barron is also attached to executive produce.
“We are excited to have been entrusted with bringing this epic novel to television together and to have the opportunity to explore Gregory David Roberts’ rich story that is so beloved by audiences worldwide,” Golin and Par TV president Amy Powell said in a joint statement.
“I’m honored and humbled in equal measure as a writer, and thrilled for the many readers who have hoped that Shantaram would become a vivid screen experience,” said Roberts. “Television is the perfect medium for the novel, and Steve Golin and Nicole Clemens at Anonymous Content are the perfect partner.”
Born in England, Hunnam first made waves with American audiences on the short-lived comedy Undeclared before his fame skyrocketed after he was cast as the lead Jackson Teller in the critically acclaimed series Sons of Anarchy which ran for seven season from 2008 to 2014.