Tom Hiddleston will soon be a familiar face on Apple TV+. On Thursday, the streaming service green lit his limited series The White Darkness. It will be based on a real-life adventure exploring Antarctica.
The actor already filmed The Essex Serpent for Apple TV+, which is expected to debut on the streaming service this spring.
Tom Hiddleston explores Antarctica in The White Darkness
In the just-approved series, Hiddleston will play Henry Worsley, a devoted husband and father who is also deeply obsessed with adventure. His epic journey crossing Antarctica on foot is a story of courage, love, family and the extremes of human capacity.
The Apple TV+ series is based on David Grann’s nonfiction work, The White Darkness, which tells Worsley’s true-life account of his adventures. Grann also wrote Killers of the Flower Moon, soon to be an Apple TV+ series from Martin Scorsese.
Tom Hiddleston is certainly best known for playing Loki in multiple Marvel movies and TV series.
As Apple TV+ just announced a series order for The White Darkness, it’s not known when it will debut on the streaming service.
Also look for Tom Hiddleston in The Essex Serpent
The series is a period piece set in the Victorian Era. It tells the story of a widow, Cora Seagrave (played by Claire Danes), who moves from London to a small village in Essex after her marriage to an abusive husband comes to an end. There, she becomes interested in a local legend about a creature called the Essex Serpent. Hiddleston will star as Will Ransome, a trusted leader of the community.
Watching either Tom Hiddleston show will come with a $4.99 Apple TV+ subscription. And the service offers plenty more options, including thrillers, comedies, sci-fi epics, documentaries and more.