This is shaping up to be one of the most exciting shows of the year.

We’re certainly intrigued, but where was The Serpent filmed?

Netflix has offered viewers some of its best shows in 2020. From Tiger King to Selena: The Series, the platform has made it clear that they are up for some serious content. 

One of the most exciting on the horizon is The Serpent, which the Radio Times highlights are a joint production between BBC One and Netflix. Inspired by real events, Richard Warlow and Toby Finlay’s (Ripper Street) mini-series tackles a French serial killer – Charles Sobhraj – who was captured in the seventies. 

Where was The Serpent filmed?

Last year, KFTV wrote that The Serpent was set to film on location in Thailand for roughly four months. 

The location was deemed to be perfect for his historical background. They included that the shooting was due to take place in late August 2019. It’s a great location to film, as the same source also acknowledges that it offers a base 15% filming incentive for productions hiring key Thai crew and promoting the tourism sector – this can also be raised to 20%. 

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Meanwhile, some of the scenes were also filmed in Nepal, India, and Malaysia, known as the Hippie Trail, as reported by the Express

What is The Serpent about?

The Serpent chronicles Sobhraj (played by Tahar Rahim) as he is suspected of murdering numerous travelers in Asia. Sobhraj killed tourists in places like Nepal, India, and Thailand, and took their money and passports. It will also involve a diplomat from the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok who becomes entangled in the case. 

The story, which is based on real-life events, will allow viewers to see how Sobhraj managed to escape authorities. It is unknown how many murders was he involved with. However, it is estimated to be around 24. Sobhraj killed tourists in places like Nepal, India, and Thailand, and took their money and passports.