“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Game of Thrones” alum Alexander Siddig has been tapped to star opposite Charlie Hunnam in the upcoming Apple TV+ series, “Shantaram,” reports Deadline.
“Shantaram” is based on Gregory David Robert’s novel. The 2003 book tells the story of Lin (Hunnam), a man on the run from an Australian prison looking to get lost in the teeming city of Bombay. Cut off from family and friends by distance and fate, he finds a new life in the slums, bars and underworld of India. Siddig will play the series-regular role of Khader Khan, the revered kingpin of Bombay’s underworld who acts as a surrogate father to Lin.
The novel has been published in 39 languages in 42 territories worldwide and sold six million copies.
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