Hiddleston has been cast in a limited series for Apple TV+ inspired by David Grann’s nonfiction book.
Soo Hugh, the creator of Pachinko, will develop the series, which will be co-showrun by Hugh and Strange Angel creator and Black Swan writer Mark Heyman.
The White Darkness is based on the real story revolving around Henry Worsley’s life, portrayed by Hiddleston. Worsley was a dedicated husband and father, a former soldier, a man of great respect and sacrifice, but also a guy infatuated with adventure, which manifested itself in an epic trek across Antarctica on foot.
This is Hiddleston’s second project at Apple TV. He is also slated to co-star in the limited series The Essex Serpent with Claire Danes, which will release its first two episodes on Friday, May 13.
Apple Studios and UCP are behind the series’ production, with Theresa Kang-Lowe executive producing under Blue Marble Pictures, where she has an overall deal with the streamer. Hugh, Heyman, and Hiddleston will also serve as executive producers alongside Caroline Garity of Blue Marble Pictures who is also involved in Pachinko’s production.
Hamilton Hodell, WME, and JSSK represent Hiddleston. WME and Jeffrey Frankel of Mckuin Frankel represent Hugh. UTA, Grandview, and Greg Slewett of Shapiro Johnson Slewett represent Heyman. Grann is represented by CAA and the Robbins Office.