What you need to know
- Steven Lightfoot has signed on to serve as showrunner for Shantaram.
- The executive producer has also inked a multi-year deal with Apple.
Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Lightfoot, known for his role as an executive producer for the Hannibal and The Punisher television series, has signed on to serve as showrunner for the upcoming Apple TV+ drama series Shantaram. In addition to signing on to the series, Lightfoot has also inked a multi-year deal with Apple.
Charlie Hunnam will star in the series, which follows the story of a man who runs from an Australian prison and find a new life in Bombay.
The original series is planned to be shot across both Australia and India, but production was halted back in February to allow more time for the script to be finalized.
It is currently unclear when filming will begin for Shantaram or when it will make its debut on Apple TV+.
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