The story of an infamous serial killer coming to Netflix will provide your next true crime fix 2 weeks ago

The story of an infamous serial killer coming to Netflix will provide your next true crime fix

The show aired week to week on BBC One earlier in the year but you can binge on it next month on Netflix.

Those with a morbid fascination regarding true crime and serial killers will probably want to check out eight-part drama The Serpent, which is coming to Netflix in Ireland from July.

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One for fans of the likes of Mindhunter, the show tells the true story of Charles Sobhraj, a French serial killer, fraudster and thief who preyed on western tourists traveling the hippie trail of South Asia during the 1970s.

He was known as 'the Bikini Killer' due to the attire of several of his victims, as well as 'the Serpent', due to his snake-like ability to avoid detection by authorities.

The series follows Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian) and his girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc (Jenna Coleman, Doctor Who) as they travel across Thailand, Nepal and India in 1975 and 1976 carrying out a spree of crimes.

Meanwhile, a Dutch diplomat named Herman Knippenberg (Billy Howle, On Chesil Beach) begins investigating the murders of Dutch tourists and uncovers clues leading to Sobhraj.

A co-production between BBC One and Netflix, the cast also includes Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), Tim McInnerny (Blackadder), Alice Englert (Ratched) and Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).

After premiering on BBC One earlier in the year to good reviews, the limited series will land on Netflix in Ireland on 1 July.

Check out its creepy yet stylish teaser below.

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Clip via Netflix