New Apple TV+ drama series ‘Shantaram’ will premiere on October 14

Apple TV+ today gave us a first look at its upcoming drama series “Shantaram,” starring Charlie Hunnam. The 12-episode first season of the series will make its global premiere on Friday, October 14.

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‘Shantaram’ to join the growing list of Apple TV+ Original shows

The series is described by Apple as a “hopeful cinematic love story coupled with a thrilling epic adventure that follows one man’s journey to redemption through a country that changes his life.” It is based on Gregory David Roberts’ 2003 novel of the same name.

Shantaram follows the story of a fugitive named Lin Ford, who is played by Charlie Hunnam. Hunnam is known for his roles in “Sons of Anarchy” and “Pacific Rim.” Lin, alone in 1980s Bombay, sets out on a journey that leads to him becoming entangled with gangsters and criminals.

Alone in an unfamiliar city, Lin struggles to avoid the trouble he’s running from in this new place. After falling for an enigmatic and intriguing woman named Karla, Lin must choose between freedom or love and the complications that come with it.


In addition to Hunnam, the series’ star-studded cast also includes Shubham Saraf, Elektra Kilbey, Fayssal Bazzi, Luke Pasqualino, Antonia Desplat, Alyy Khan, Sujaya Dasgupta, Vincent Perez, and several more incredible actors.

The first three episodes of Shantaram will be released on October 14, 2022. The rest of the episodes will be released on a weekly basis every Friday, December 16. For $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, Apple’s streaming service is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV via the Apple TV app.

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