The Serpent (2021)
Netflix/BBC One'The Serpent' conta a história do assassino em série Charles Sohbraj

BBC One's serial killer drama filmed in Thailand 'The Serpent' will be on Thai Netflix this April

It's the show that people in the UK were obsessed with earlier this year.

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt

Brace yourself if you're looking for a new series to binge. British drama-thriller series The Serpent is set to premiere on Netflix on April 1, with all eight episodes available for streaming.

Going back to New Year's Day, people in the Uk went crazy about the debut of new series on BBC One that gripped the audiences with an adrenaline-driven plot and, of course, a fascinating setting in Thailand's 1970s. That said series is The Serpent, an eight-episode show based on the true account of French serial killer Charles Sobhraj who committed a long streak of identity theft aimed at young Western tourists in Southeast Asia during 1975 and 1976.

The Serpent is a joint production between BBC One and Netflix, and it was planned to shoot entirely in Thailand. However, the shooting was disrupted due to the outbreak of coronavirus and needed to halt for five months from March 2020. After that, the series was carried out in Hertfordshire, England during August 2020 instead.

Tahar Rahim, who starred in legal drama film The Mauritanian (2021) as Mohamedou Ould Salahi that earned him a Golden Globe nomination, portrays the role of the infamous fraudster in the series. The main storyline takes place in Bangkok during the hippy era in the '70s as well as other touristy locations such as Hua Hin.

The Serpent received positive reviews from British critics with the likes of The ObserverThe Guardian, and Radio Times, all agreeing Rahim's good portrayal of the killer.

After building up great hype in the UK, the series is now announced by Netflix to be available for international bingers starting from April 1. Watch the trailer below.

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