THE BBC have launched a chilling trailer for his or her new epic drama The Serpent, starring Physician Who’s Jenna Coleman.
Buying and selling the TARDIS for true crime drama, the actress hops again to the Seventies to painting serial killer Charles Sobhraj’s confederate Marie-Andrée Leclerc.
Jenna Coleman stars because the murderous confederate of serial killer Charles SobhrajCredit score: WARNING: Use of this picture is topic to the phrases of use of BBC Photos’ Digital Image
Based mostly on the true story of the infamous killer, Coleman is joined by Tahar Rahim as Sobhraj, whereas Billy Howle stars as diplomat Herman Knippenberg.
The Serpent might ooze 70s glam, however the darkish storyline reveals investigators looking down the killer couple after a string of murders throughout India, Thailand and Nepal.
Break up into eight episodes, we see Sobhraj turn into worldwide crime company Interpol’s most wished man, with Knippenberg changing into carefully entwined throughout the murderous net.
Believed to be answerable for the deaths of as much as 20 Western travellers, Sobhraj and Leclerc acted as a group between 1975 and 1976.
The collection oozes 70s glamCredit score: BBC
The trailer reveals the paid pulling off murders Credit score: BBC
The trailer particulars the tactic of alternative – poison, with character Herman Knippenberg revealing: “He poisons the youngsters. Makes them imagine they’re sick.”
A world away from her portrayal of Queen Victoria, Jenna stated that her function in The Serpent left her feeling “intoxicated”.
She advised Digital Spy: “The Serpent intoxicated me into the darkish seductive world of Charles Sobhraj.
“I am so wanting ahead to delving into hippie path depths and bringing to life this unfathomable actual life story.”
The Serpent’s star-studded forged additionally consists of The Trial of Christine Keeler actress Ellie Bamber and Blackadder’s Tim McInnerny.
Screening on BBC One and BBC iPlayer within the UK, you may catch the present on New 12 months’s Day at 9pm.