The Serpent (TV series)

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The Serpent is a British crime drama serial developed by Mammoth Screen and commissioned by the BBC. The eight-part limited series is a co-production between BBC One and Netflix. It is based on the crimes of serial killer Charles "the Serpent" Sobhraj, who murdered young tourists from 1975 to 1976. The series stars Tahar Rahim in the lead role as Sobhraj.

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The Serpent
GenreCrime Drama
Written by
  • Richard Warlow
  • Toby Finlay
Directed by
ComposerDominik Scherrer
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languagesEnglish, French, Dutch, Thai
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
  • Richard Warlow
  • Tom Shankland
  • Preethi Mavahalli
  • Damien Timmer
  • Lucy Richer
Production locations
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • Thailand
Production companies
Original networkBBC One
Picture format2:1 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original release1 January (2021-01-01) ā€“
14 February 2021 (2021-02-14)
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The series was shot on location in Thailand, until the COVID-19 pandemic which halted production for five months from March 2020. Filming was completed in Hertfordshire, England, during August 2020. It premiered on BBC One on New Year's Day in 2021 and all eight episodes were immediately made available on BBC iPlayer.[1][2] The show began streaming on Netflix in April 2021.[3]