Charlie Hunnam to Lead Cast of Apple TV+ Drama Shantaram

at .

Apple TV+ is bringing Charlie Hunnam back to the small screen. 

The Sons of Anarchy alum is attached to headline Shantaram, according to Deadline

The series is based on David Roberts' 2003 novel of the same name. 

Charlie Hunnam Attends Movie Premiere

It focuses on Lin (Hunnam), a man on the run from an Australian prison, and seems to think he will be able to get lost in the densely populated city of Bombay. 

Having to stay away from everyone he knew before going on the run, he finds a new life. Will it be everything he thought it would be?

Related: Apple TV+ Gets Launch Date - How Much Will it Cost?

Shantaram has actually been in development since June 2018, but the forthcoming streamer is pressing on with a full-fledged series. 

Charlie Hunnam Attends Event

Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) is attached to write the scripts for the ten-episode first season. 

Singer will also executive produce with Justin Kurzel (Assassin's Creed). The latter is also attached to direct the first two episodes. 

Hunnam is probably most well-known for his role on FX drama series Sons of Anarchy. 

Related: The Morning Show Ordered at Apple

He played Jax Teller on all seven seasons of the hit cable drama. Despite the series concluding in 2014, it remains one of the most talked-about shows around. 

Charlie Hunam Attends Cinemacon

The conclusion split fans right down the middle, but that wasn't the end of the line for the franchise. 

FX opted to expand the franchise with Mayans M.C., which recently launched its second season. 

His role on Shantaram is Hunnam's first series regular role on the small screen since the conclusion of the biker drama. 

Related: No Good Nick Canceled at Netflix

He went on to focus on the world of movies, with roles in the likes of King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword and The Lost City of Z.

Charlie Hunnam Attends Papillon Premiere

As for Apple TV+, the streaming service will launch Friday, November 1.

It will cost just $4.99 per month and will launch with the Jennifer Aniston-fronted The Morning Show, the Jason Momoa-led See, the Hailee Steinfeld-fronted comedy Dickinson, and with space drama, For All Mankind. 

What are your thoughts on this casting news?

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

Show Comments
Tags: , ,