The Serpent, which is based on the true story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, stars Coleman as Marie-Andrée Leclerc, Sobhraj's partner and frequent accomplice. Tahar Rahim plays tSobhraj, while Billy Howle stars as diplomat Herman Knippenberg.
However sumptuous The Serpent looks and feels, the story behind the new eight-part series is notably dark, as a team of investigators attempt to catch the couple among a spate of unsolved murders across India, Thailand, and Nepal.
Sobhraj and Leclerc are believed to be responsible for the deaths of up to 20 young Western travellers from 1975 to 1976.
"The Serpent intoxicated me into the dark seductive world of Charles Sobhraj," Jenna admitted. "I'm so looking forward to delving into hippie trail depths and bringing to life this unfathomable real life story..."
The true-crime-aligned series, which will kick off on New Year's Day, is just one of many hidden Christmas gems set to air this festive period. Fortunately, Digital Spy has done all the hard work for you and compiled a list of what to watch right here.
The Serpent's eight-part series starts Friday, January 1 at 9pm on BBC One. All episodes will be available to stream on iPlayer.
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