Shantaram is an upcoming drama thriller television series based on the novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts. The story drew inspiration from Roberts’ own life which is about a bank robber from Australia who flees the country to India. The series will consist of ten episodes directed by Justin Kurzel and Bharat Nalluri. Steve Lightfoot wrote the script after Eric Warren Singer departed the project as showrunner. It is produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount Television Studios and was distributed by Apple Inc. for their streaming service Apple TV+.
In March 2021, Deadline announced “Shantaram” would resume production in May. Originally set to film in India and Australia, production shifted to Thailand due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in India. As of now, updates about “Shantaram” are hard to come by. If the cast and crew can avoid more delays, the series could still debut sometime in 2022.