‘Shantaram’ drama series in the works for Apple TV
Gregory David Robert’s book ‘Shantaram’ which chronicles the Mumbai underworld will be adapted to a drama series produced by Anonymous Content and Paramount TV for Apple. The company has bought the rights to the book and is strengthening its content offerings for its VOD platform, Apple TV.
There had been an earlier attempt to adapt the novel into a screenplay for a film that never took off. The adaptation for the new drama series will be written by Oscar nominated writer Eric Warren, who will also be executive producer along with David Manson, Nicole Clemens, Steve Golin and Andrea Barron.
Media reports suggest that Apple has been experimenting with original content and has invested $ 1 billion to develop its own original programming in an effort to make the Apple TV app, the number one destination to watch TV shows and movies.