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Alexander Siddig joins the cast of Apple TV+s upcoming ‘Shantaram’

“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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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.