It looks like Loki star Tom Hiddleston has set his eyes on his next project, as The Hollywood reporter has shared that the actor joined Apple’s upcoming drama series, The White Darkness. The limited series is based on the book by David Grann, which explores the story of a former soldier who is obsessed with adventure as he sets out to journey across Antarctica. Of course, as one does, he decides to do so on foot. Apple ordered the series as a limited series to explore not only this adventure but also the family life he leaves behind for this ambition.
Tom Hiddleston will take on the role of Henry Worsley, the man who sets out into the white darkness that is endless Antarctica. Universal Content Productions is involved with the project alongside Apple Studios. Mark Heyman of Black Swan fame is attached as showrunner alongside Soo Hugh. This collaboration marks Hugh’s second project with Apple after he adapted Min Jin Lee‘s Pachinko. Blue Marble Pictures is also involved due to their overall deal with the company.
Hiddleston is also no stranger to working with Apple, as he also appeared in The Essex Serpent, which is another book adaptation. While others are focusing strongly on establishing well-known IPs with franchises built around them, Apple is taking a different approach to establishing its place among the other streamers by adapting well-known articles and offering alternative originals. It’ll be interesting to see them continue down this path and create a niche placement within the competitive market.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter