Filming continues in Melbourne’s upcoming Charlie Hunnam-led TV series Shantaram

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Even the lockdown in Melbourne couldn’t stop production of the upcoming TV series Shantaram.

The show’s cast and crew were spotted on the set in Melbourne last Thursday as the new TV show began shooting.

The upcoming series stars Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam and Australian actor Richard Roxburgh.

Back to work: Even the lockdown in Melbourne allowed production of the upcoming TV series Shantaram.  do not stop

Back to work: Even the lockdown in Melbourne allowed production of the upcoming TV series Shantaram. do not stop

British-born Charlie, 41, is currently in Australia filming the Apple TV series, based on the book of the same name.

It tells the story of a convicted bank robber and heroin addict, who escapes from prison and flees to India.

Shantaram is a 10-episode drama-thriller, which revolves around a man named Lin, played by Charlie.

The show must go on: The show's cast and crew were spotted on the set in Melbourne last Thursday as the new TV show started shooting

The show must go on: The show's cast and crew were spotted on the set in Melbourne last Thursday as the new TV show started shooting

The show must go on: The show’s cast and crew were spotted on the set in Melbourne last Thursday as the new TV show started shooting

All dressed up: many women wore traditional Indian saris while patiently waiting for filming to start

All dressed up: many women wore traditional Indian saris while patiently waiting for filming to start

All dressed up: many women wore traditional Indian saris while patiently waiting for filming to start

Star power: The upcoming series stars Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam (pictured at SiriusXM Studios in New York City in January 2020) and Australian actor Richard Roxburgh

Star power: The upcoming series stars Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam (pictured at SiriusXM Studios in New York City in January 2020) and Australian actor Richard Roxburgh

Star power: The upcoming series stars Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam (pictured at SiriusXM Studios in New York City in January 2020) and Australian actor Richard Roxburgh

Written by Gregory David Roberts, the book is inspired by his own life after he escaped Pentridge Prison – the same prison as in the novel – and fled to India.

Shot at the Docklands studios in Melbourne, the series will also be shot in Thailand after the recent COVID outbreak in India forced production to change location.

Cast and crew wore face masks between filming scenes for the series.

Book it: British-born Charlie, 41, is currently in Australia filming the Apple TV series, based on the novel of the same name

Book it: British-born Charlie, 41, is currently in Australia filming the Apple TV series, based on the novel of the same name

Well suited: several men were dressed in suits and chatted with the crew of the show in between takess

Well suited: several men were dressed in suits and chatted with the crew of the show in between takess

Book it: British-born Charlie, 41, is currently in Australia filming the Apple TV series, based on the novel of the same name

Perfect Match: Some cast members were dressed in what appeared to be uniforms, and several cast members wore ensembles to match

Perfect Match: Some cast members were dressed in what appeared to be uniforms, and several cast members wore ensembles to match

Perfect Match: Some cast members were dressed in what appeared to be uniforms, and several cast members wore ensembles to match

Many women wore traditional Indian saris as they patiently waited for filming to begin.

Meanwhile, several men were dressed in suits and chatting with the show’s crew between takes.

Others were dressed in what appeared to be uniforms, and several cast members wore ensembles to match.

On the run: It tells the story of a convicted bank robber and heroin addict, who escapes from prison and flees to India

On the run: It tells the story of a convicted bank robber and heroin addict, who escapes from prison and flees to India

On the run: It tells the story of a convicted bank robber and heroin addict, who escapes from prison and flees to India

Coming Soon: Shantaram is a 10-episode drama-thriller, which revolves around a man named Lin, played by Charlie

Coming Soon: Shantaram is a 10-episode drama-thriller, which revolves around a man named Lin, played by Charlie

Coming Soon: Shantaram is a 10-episode drama-thriller, which revolves around a man named Lin, played by Charlie

Real-life: The book is written by Gregory David Roberts and is inspired by his own life after he escaped Pentridge Prison - the same prison as in the novel - and fled to India

Real-life: The book is written by Gregory David Roberts and is inspired by his own life after he escaped Pentridge Prison - the same prison as in the novel - and fled to India

Real-life: The book is written by Gregory David Roberts and is inspired by his own life after he escaped Pentridge Prison – the same prison as in the novel – and fled to India

The large group gathered under a covered patio while waiting for further instructions from the show’s crew.

Some cast members were spotted walking past on-site trailers.

At one point, a crew member spoke to one of the actors, who was dressed in an elaborate traditional Indian costume.

Instructions: At one point, a crew member spoke to one of the actors, who was dressed in an elaborate traditional Indian costume

Instructions: At one point, a crew member spoke to one of the actors, who was dressed in an elaborate traditional Indian costume

Instructions: At one point, a crew member spoke to one of the actors, who was dressed in an elaborate traditional Indian costume

That's show business: Some cast members were spotted walking past trailers set up on location

That's show business: Some cast members were spotted walking past trailers set up on location

Missing in action: Neither Charlie nor Richard, 59, appeared to have been on set when filming the large group scenes

Missing in action: Neither Charlie nor Richard, 59, appeared to have been on set when filming the large group scenes

That’s show business: Some cast members were spotted walking past trailers set up on location

On set: The series was shot at the Docklands studios in Melbourne and will also be shot in Thailand after the recent COVID outbreak in India forced production to change location

On set: The series was shot at the Docklands studios in Melbourne and will also be shot in Thailand after the recent COVID outbreak in India forced production to change location

On set: The series was shot at the Docklands studios in Melbourne and will also be shot in Thailand after the recent COVID outbreak in India forced production to change location

Neither Charlie nor Richard, 59, appeared to have been on set when they filmed the large group scenes.

Crew members spoke into walkie-talkies as they worked on the series.

Melbourne was recently shut down for the fourth time in just 14 months following an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city.

Back in lockdown: Melbourne was recently plunged into its fourth lockdown in just 14 months following a coronavirus outbreak in the city

Back in lockdown: Melbourne was recently plunged into its fourth lockdown in just 14 months following a coronavirus outbreak in the city

Back in lockdown: Melbourne was recently plunged into its fourth lockdown in just 14 months following a coronavirus outbreak in the city

Still on the move: Melbourne lockdown was set to end last Thursday, but was extended for another week by the state government

Still on the move: Melbourne lockdown was set to end last Thursday, but was extended for another week by the state government

Still on the move: Melbourne lockdown was set to end last Thursday, but was extended for another week by the state government

Under cover: The large group gathered under a covered patio while waiting for further instructions from the show crew

Under cover: The large group gathered under a covered patio while waiting for further instructions from the show crew

Under cover: The large group gathered under a covered patio while waiting for further instructions from the show crew

The lockdown was supposed to end last Thursday, but was extended by another week by the state government.

On Monday, Victoria’s chief health officer Brett Sutton warned that the lockdown is unlikely to end next Thursday.

The state registered a further 11 cases on Monday, with a total of 94 active cases and 81 of those cases linked to an outbreak in four Melbourne clusters.

Never-ending: On Monday, Victoria's chief health officer Brett Sutton warned that the lockdown is unlikely to end next Thursday

Never-ending: On Monday, Victoria's chief health officer Brett Sutton warned that the lockdown is unlikely to end next Thursday

Never-ending: On Monday, Victoria’s chief health officer Brett Sutton warned that the lockdown is unlikely to end next Thursday

Numbers: The state registered a further 11 cases on Monday, with a total of 94 active cases and 81 of those linked to an outbreak in four Melbourne clusters

Numbers: The state registered a further 11 cases on Monday, with a total of 94 active cases and 81 of those linked to an outbreak in four Melbourne clusters

Numbers: The state registered a further 11 cases on Monday, with a total of 94 active cases and 81 of those linked to an outbreak in four Melbourne clusters

Taking care of business: Crew members spoke on walkie-talkies as they worked on the series

Taking care of business: Crew members spoke on walkie-talkies as they worked on the series

Pronunciation: Dr.  Sutton acknowledged the lockdown was 'frustrating' for Melbourne locals

Pronunciation: Dr.  Sutton acknowledged the lockdown was 'frustrating' for Melbourne locals

Taking care of business: Crew members spoke on walkie-talkies as they worked on the series

dr. Sutton acknowledged the lockdown was “frustrating” for Melbourne locals.

“People want to know what it will look like in three days,” he said in a speech to the media on Monday.

“We see different changes every day and they could be something out of left field, there could be something very short in terms of new links, no waste water deduction, no new exposure sides, we need to see it come true.”

“People want to know what things will look like in three days,” Brett Sutton, Victoria’s chief health officer, said in a speech to the media on Monday.

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