Tom Hiddleston to star in Apple’s ‘White Darkness’ drama series

Tom Hiddleston set to star in Apple limited series ‘The White Darkness,’ Variety has learned.

The series is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann. It is inspired by the true story of Henry Worsley (Hiddleston), a devoted husband and father, a former soldier, a man of honor and profound sacrifice, but also a man deeply obsessed with adventure, manifesting himself in a epic journey crossing Antarctica on foot.

Soo Hugh, who recently created and presented the Apple series “Pachinko,” will serve as writer, executive producer and co-showrunner on “The White Darkness.” Mark Heyman will serve as executive producer and co-showrun. “Pachinko” executive producer Theresa Kang-Lowe and Caroline Garity of Blue Marble Pictures will also serve as executive producers. Apple Studios and UCP will co-produce. Blue Marble is currently the subject of a global agreement with Apple.

This will be the second Apple series Hiddleston has starred in to date. He will next be seen in the Apple drama “The Essex Serpent” alongside Claire Danes, which will debut in May. Hiddleston is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starring in several films as the character and directing the Disney Plus spin-off series “Loki,” which is currently preparing for its second season. Hiddleston previously received an Emmy nomination for his starring role in the limited series “The Night Manager” in 2016.

He is replaced by Hamilton Hodell, WME and JSSK. Hugh is replaced by WME and McKuin Frankel. Heyman is replaced by UTA. Grann is replaced by CAA in conjunction with The Robbins Office.