The White Darkness: Tom Hiddleston to star in Apple TV+ series
James R | On 08, Apr 2022
Tom Hiddleston is reteaming with Apple TV+ for new series The White Darkness.
From Apple Studios and UCP, the limited series is based on the non-fiction book by New York Times bestselling author David Grann. It is inspired by the true life account of Henry Worsley, a devoted husband and father, a former soldier, a man of deep honour and sacrifice, but also a man deeply obsessed with adventure, manifesting in an epic journey crossing Antarctica on foot. Starring Hiddleston as Worsley, it is a story of courage, love, family and the extremes of human capacity.
Hiddleston is no stranger to the small screen, having starred in Disney+’s Loki, and is no stranger to Apple Studios either, with him soon to appear in the series The Essex Serpent. Now, Hiddleston is partnering Apple once again and will exec-produce the project as well as starring in it.
The project was developed by Soo Hugh (Pachinko, The Terror), who will also co-showrun and serve as executive producer. Mark Heyman (Black Swan, Strange Angel), will co-showrun and executive produce on the series alongside Hugh, and Theresa Kang-Lowe (Pachinko) will executive produce through her company Blue Marble Pictures, which is currently in an overall deal with Apple TV+.
In addition to Hiddleston, Hugh, Heyman and Kang-Lowe, the series is also executive produced by Caroline Garity of Blue Marble Pictures. This marks the second partnership for Hugh, Blue Marble Pictures and Apple TV+ following Pachinko, which Hugh wrote, produced and showran, and Kang-Lowe executive produced.