Anyone who is watching The Serpent will know that the series is gripping, to say the least. So, how many episodes is The Serpent made up of? And when can viewers expect the series to end?

The Serpent follows Charles Sobhraj, a serial killer who murdered people across the world in the eighties. The character of Charles Sobhraj is played by French actor Tahar Rahim while his girlfriend, Marie-Andrée Leclerc, is played by Jenna Coleman.

Screenshot: The Serpent S1 E1 – BBC One

How many episodes are in The Serpent?

The Serpent is made up of eight episodes.

The crime drama series was brought to screens by production company Mammoth Screen and first came out BBC One on January 1st, 2020.

Episode 1 kicks of in Bangkok where the story of Charles Sobhraj begins. The convicted murderer was renowned for evading the authorities and according to Esquire was “once Interpol’s most wanted man”.

When does the last episode of The Serpent air?

Given that there are eight episodes of The Serpent mini-series in total, viewers can expect the series finale to air on February 14th, 2021.

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Charles Sobhraj committed murders all across Asia as well as in Greece, Turkey, France and Afghanistan. The series is based on real-life events and most of the filming took place in Thailand.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as reported by The Express: “As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, filming was postponed in March 2020 and resumed in Tring, Hertfordshire, England in August 2020.”

Watch The Serpent on BBC One

The Serpent airs on BBC One on Sundays at 9 pm.

The first episode aired on January 1st 2021, and the final of the series airs on Valentines Day.

However, if you have missed The Serpent on BBC, it should be available to watch via Netflix later in the year. As detailed by What’s On Netflix, “Netflix UK will likely get the series eventually but unlikely until a year after it has concluded airing”.

So, viewers could expect the series to be available on Netflix in January 2022. For now, it’s likely that The Serpent will be available to watch via BBC iPlayer if you missed the weekly episodes.

The series has received many positive reviews since its release. It has gained 7.7/10 stars on IMDb as well as 3/5 stars when reviewed by The Guardian, Rebecca Nicholson wrote that the series left her “a little cold”.

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