Tom Hiddleston roped in for new Apple TV+ miniseries The White Darkness


Tom Hiddleston sets off on an adventure with the Apple TV+ mini-series, white darkness. The actor has been cast in the lead role in the limited series, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann.

Grann is famous for writing novels like the best-selling The Lost City of Z, which was also adapted into a feature film directed by James Gray. His The Moonflower Slayers is also adapted into an Eric Roth film, with Martin Scorsese as director.

According to Deadline, white darkness is developed by Soo Hugh, who also developed Pachinko for Apple TV+. Besides Hugh, Mark Heyman co-wrote Black Swan and write the next Stephen King adaptation, The bogeymanand will serve as showrunner for white darkness with Hughes.

In addition to starring, Hiddleston will also executive produce the show with Caroline Garity (Pachinko), with Apple Studios in charge of production. This is the second collaboration between Apple and Hiddleston, who will also star in the upcoming Apple The Essex Serpent.

white darkness: A real adventure story

white darkness is based on the true accounts of the life of Henry Worsley or Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Edward Henry Worsley. He was in the British Army and was a well-known explorer who joined the 2009 expedition that traced Ernest Shackleton’s journey on foot to Antarctica. Hiddleston will try out for the role of the former officer and explorer on the show.

Worsley was enamored with Shackleton’s works and is remembered for his journey through Antarctica, which he planned to complete on foot without any support or assistance. The novel and probably the series will focus on his in the wild trip and flash back on his personal life and his experience in the army.

Worsley had quite an exciting life. He had a knack for sport from an early age, captaining his school’s cricket and rugby teams. He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served in Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo. For his service in Northern Ireland, he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1993. And then he decided to follow in the footsteps of his idol Shackleton and explore the cruel Antarctic winters. . Commissioned in 1988 as a Second Lieutenant, Worsley rose through the ranks and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in 2000. It was after his retirement in 2015 that he sought the journey across Antarctica on foot to fulfill his desire to be the first man to do so without an exterior. support or assistance.

Considering the portrayal of Worsley’s life tales, Hiddleston, who is famous for trying out such mischievous yet captivating characters, is the right choice for the series. Hiddleston is renowned for portraying the role of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universefor which he received acclaim after reprising the role in the titular Disney+ original.

Currently, Hiddleston is awaiting the release of The Essex Serpent and getting ready for the second season of Lokithe premiere of which will take place in 2023.

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