Bridgerton star Charithra Chandran has been cast as the main lead for Olivia Hetreed’s upcoming drama series, Song. Charithra Chandran will also act as associate producer on the six-part series based on Shankari Chandran’s novel.
Deadline report revealed that Chandran will star and produce the upcoming drama series based on the 2017 novel.” Claire Mundell, Synchronicity’s executive producer of the upcoming series said.
Chandran, who is known for her breakout role as Edwina Sharma in the second season of Netflix’s hit regency drama, Bridgerton will play the lead character Leela. Leela is a young Australian woman living in London, she is unaware of her family’s long-held secrets and she is disconnected from her own culture.
Chandran, who is presented by Jonathan Arun Group in UK and Gersh in the US, also stars in the September-released rom-com podcast A Mid Semester Nights Dream and in Prime Video’s Alex Rider as Sabina Pleasance.
Song of the Sun God will be produced by indie Synchronicity Films and Australia’s Photoplay Films, with the author Chandran working as a creative consultant on the project. Mundell, Synchronicity Films will work alongside Karen Radzyner on the series. Mundel said” Synchronicity picked up the project as part of its “drive and passion for adapting powerful and important books for the screen,”.