The Serpent

The Serpent is a crime drama miniseries developed by Mammoth Screen for BBC One and Netflix

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The story of how the conman and murderer Charles Sobhraj, played by Tahar Rahim, was eventually caught and imprisoned. Posing as a gem dealer, Sobhraj and his girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc, played by Jenna Coleman, traversed Asia in 1975 and 1976, committing a spree of crimes along the 'Hippie Trail'. Dutch diplomat Herman Knippenberg investigates the disappearance of a young couple and soon catches up with Interpol's most wanted man.


Vine FX delivered 500 shots for The Serpent, Mammoth Screen’s new BBC One eight-part mini-series. Filmed in Thailand and the UK, The Serpent takes inspiration from real-life events of infamous French fraudster and serial killer Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim). The work included creating authentic DMP set extensions – transporting the characters straight into the iconic streets of Paris, Kathmandu, Karachi, vast mountainous landscapes, and historical temples.

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