Tom Hiddleston to star in Apple TV+ series The White Darkness
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Tom Hiddleston has a new Apple TV+ series on the way.
The ‘Loki’ star leads the cast for ‘The White Darkness’, an adaptation of David Grann’s best-selling non-fiction tome of the same name, on the streaming platform.
Tom is set to play Henry Worsley, a devoted husband and father, a former soldier, a man of deep honor and sacrifice, but also a man deeply obsessed with adventure, manifesting in an epic journey crossing Antarctica on foot. Starring Hiddleston as Worsley, this is a spellbinding story of courage, love, family and the extremes of human capacity.
The 41-year-old actor is also set to executive produce the limited series.
‘Pachinko‘s Soo Hugh and ‘Black Swan’ scribe Mark Heyman will co-showrun.
He’s also set to star in ‘The Essex Serpent’ for Apple TV+, in which he will play protagonist Will Ransome alongside Claire Danes as Cora, who has recently been widowed by a man who has abused her. Now out of the marriage, Cora travels from London to Aldwinter, Essex – a small village – after hearing about the famed mythical legend, the Essex Serpent, which has returned to the area.
The ‘Essex Serpent’ is based on Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel and the adaptation will be directed by Clio Barnard.
Meanwhile, Tom recently confessed he loves being called “Mr Loki”.
The screen star plays the iconic character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Tom has revealed he particularly enjoys when people put a title before Loki’s name.
Asked if he’s called Loki in real life, Tom shared: “Probably all the time, yes, but what I really enjoy is when they put a title before it.
“So I was once in a restaurant and the head chef, so sweet, popped his head out to say hello and said ‘hello Mr Loki’, which is incredibly polite.”