Netflix’s latest collaboration with the BBC has been a successful one, especially with The Serpent. In any case, if you are a sucker for British crime dramas that also have an international touch to it then this show is bound to be a one-stop destination for you!
The series is currently lined at #6 on the streaming service’s daily Top 10 chart in the US. It premiered on the streaming giant on April 2 and since then has taken a leap. It has a current rating of 61% on Rotten Tomatoes and there’s no doubt in the fact that The Serpent has been getting a mixed-to-positive review from critics and the audience.
According to Variety, the series was mostly filmed in Thailand. However, they had to move their production processes back to England after taking a five-month break due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The story setting is based in the ‘70s and it does look and feel the same. The casting and costuming is on the point in this show.
The series is planned to consist of 8 episodes that would be based on the true story of Charles Sobhraj. He is a French national who was involved in the killings of several women on the so-called “hippie trail” in India, Thailand, and Nepal in the 1970s.
Sobhraj was known to befriend his travelers with the aid of other unwitting and witting accomplices. In addition to that, he had his girlfriend Marie-Andree Leclerc by his side to play roles for him as well. He would then drug, rob, and kill these women.
Authorities considered this to be any normal crime involving robbery and subsequent murder but when the case was handled by a Dutch diplomat and his wife, the real truth behind numerous crimes began showing shades.