“Bridgerton” actress Charithra Chandran is heading from Regency London to up to date Sri Lanka. She’ll be starring in Olivia Hetreed’s upcoming drama sequence “Music of the Solar God,” tailored from Shankari Chandran’s 2017 novel of the identical identify. Charithra Chandran may even affiliate produce the six-part program, in accordance with Deadline.
Set amid the turbulent Sri Lankan presidential election of 2019, “Music of the Solar God” follows a younger Australian girl’s journey of non-public and familial discovery. Residing in London, Leela (Charithra Chandran) is faraway from her tradition in addition to the entrenched secrets and techniques of her circle of relatives. When her aunt abruptly vanishes after a visit to London, Leela is propelled right into a harmful journey in the hunt for her and of solutions surrounding her disappearance.
Hetreed penned the saga of a Sri Lankan family whose “love, lies, and misdemeanors” stretch throughout three generations and three international locations, the supply teases.
“It was very important to me to collaborate with a screenwriter who may stand the place I stand, and inform of different worlds which might be oriented round a distinct however equally necessary centre of gravity. Olivia Hetreed’s distinctive writing and her lived expertise give her that deep empathy and perception,” mentioned Shankari Chandran.
The novelist will function artistic advisor on the sequence, which is being govt produced by Claire Mundell (“The Cry”) and Karen Radzyner (“Paper Giants: The Start of Cleo”).
Mundell said, “Shankari Chandran’s novel is a poignant, and deeply transferring story of the Sri Lankan battle seen by way of the prism of 1 household. With its well timed and common themes, we really feel the mission will resonate with international audiences. We’re excited that Charithra is each becoming a member of the solid and the manufacturing group.”
Hetreed penned the screenplay for Andrea Arnold’s 2011 adaptation of “Wuthering Heights.” Her different credit embrace “Lady with a Pearl Earring” and “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.”
Apart from her function as Edwina Sharma on “Bridgerton’s” second season, Charithra Chandran is greatest identified for Amazon spy thriller sequence “Alex Rider.”