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The Serpent

British actors Jenna Coleman and Billy Howle star alongside BAFTA nominee Tahar Rahim in this eight-part saga about the notorious Sobhraj. British production company Mammoth Screen mount a glamorous production that cuts across timelines and locations, at the heart of which is a shocking story, cunningly-told.


  • Hans Herbots
  • Tom Shankland


  • Richard Warlow
  • Toby Finlay


  • Tahar Rahim
  • Billy Howle
  • Jenna Coleman
  • Ellie Bamber


A menace to young travellers coming to India, Thailand and Nepal throughout 1975 and 1976, Charles Sobhraj was a most wanted murderer disguised as a gem dealer when Dutch diplomat Herman Knippenberg gets embroiled in his intricate web of lies and sets out to uncover the truth.