The Serpent viewers praise series finale and touching tribute to victims

Chris Edwards
·3-min read
Photo credit: Mammoth Screen/Roland Neveu - BBC
Photo credit: Mammoth Screen/Roland Neveu - BBC

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The Serpent viewers have heaped praise on the BBC true crime drama following tonight's series finale (February 14).

Based on the crimes of Charles Sobhraj (played by Tahar Rahim), the serial killer who murdered dozens of young tourists in Asia between 1975 and 1976, the series concluded with his arrest in New Delhi, India.

While all eight episodes had been made available on BBC iPlayer, viewers still tuned in to watch tonight's finale, and many soon took to Twitter to praise the performances of Rahim and Jenna Coleman, who played Sobhraj's accomplice Marie-Andrée Leclerc.

Photo credit: Roland Neveu - BBC
Photo credit: Roland Neveu - BBC

Related: The Serpent – Where are Charles Sobhraj and Marie now?

Viewers were also touched by a tribute in the end credits, which paid respect to all those who lost their lives. It read: "To all the young intrepids who set out with big dreams. But never made it home."

"#TheSerpent Absolute stellar show and cast. Tahar and Jenna absolutely stole every scene they were in, such a fascinating and complex story told so well. Also, this final message made me a little choked up, not many ‘real life’ murder dramas do this but I’m glad this did," tweeted one viewer.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Another wrote: "This has been an extraordinary story to watch. Knowing that it's a real life story sent shivers down my spine. Well done to all involved in the making of the series. Herman Knippenberg is a hero for never giving up on this horrific true crime, to bring justice."

"What a series that was of #TheSerpent throughly enjoyed that and would highly recommend anyone to watch it on @BBCiPlayer if they haven’t! Great acting by @Jenna_Coleman_, Tahar Rahim + the rest," added another.

Check out more of the reactions below.

The Serpent is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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