Apple’s “Shantaram” sequence starring Charlie Hunnam has discovered its showrunner.
has signed on to run the forthcoming show, Variety has confirmed.The “Hannibal” and “Punisher” alum has on the identical time inked a multi-year general take care of Apple.
“Shantaram” relies on Gregory David Roberts’ 2003 novel of the identical title and tells the story of Lin (Hunnam), a person on the run from an Australian jail trying to get misplaced within the teeming metropolis of Bombay. Cut off from household and mates by distance and destiny, he finds a brand new life within the slums, bars and underworld of India. The novel is described as an exhilarating and profound exploration of affection, forgiveness, and braveness on the lengthy highway to redemption.
In addition to showrunning, Lightfoot willwrite and and government produce the sequence.Steve Golin, Andrea Barron, Nicole Clemens and Richard Sharkey are additionally on board as government producers. The Lightfoot information comes over a yr after Hunnam was cast within the lead position.
Most not too long ago, Lightfoot served as creator and showrunner on the upcoming Netflix restricted sequence “Behind Her Eyes,” based mostly on the novel by Sarah Pinborough. His beforehand wrote for “Narcos,” and produced the Emmy profitable mini-series “House of Saddam”for HBO and the BBC.
He joins an increasing roster of expertise with overalls at Apple, which additionally contains Oprah Winfrey, Jon Stewart, Idris Elba, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kerry Ehrin, Alena Smith and Simon Kinberg.
“Shantaram” is being produced by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the Lightfoot information.