Tom Hiddleston to Star in & Executive Produce New Apple Original Limited Series The White Darkness


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Apple TV+ announces a series order for "The White Darkness," a new limited series starring Tom Hiddleston ("The Essex Serpent," "Loki"), who will also serve as executive producer, and based on David Grann's non-fiction work of the same name. The new co-production from Apple Studios and UCP is 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+.

"The White Darkness" is inspired by the true life account of Henry Worsley (played by Hiddleston), a devoted husband and father, a former soldier, a man of deep honor and sacrifice, but also a man deeply obsessed with adventure, manifesting in an epic journey crossing Antarctica on foot. Starring Tom Hiddleston as Worsley, this is a spellbinding story of courage, love, family and the extremes of human capacity.

"The White Darkness" will be produced for Apple TV+ by Apple Studios and UCP. 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 the recently premiered, broadly and critically hailed series "Pachinko," which Hugh wrote, produced, and showran, and Kang executive produced, and is currently in-season on Apple TV+. It also marks the second partnership for Apple TV+ and Hiddleston who will next star in upcoming Apple Original series, "The Essex Serpent."

"The White Darkness" will premiere globally on Apple TV+ alongside an expanding offering of limited series from today's most creative storytellers including "WeCrashed" starring and executive produced by Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto; "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" starring and executive produced by Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson, and based on the moving novel by best-selling author Walter Mosley; a recently announced new limited event series starring multi-award winner Michael Douglas as Benjamin Franklin; acclaimed series "The Shrink Next Door"; "Masters of the Air" from Apple Studios and executive produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone; "Five Days at Memorial" from Academy Award winner John Ridley and Emmy Award winner Carlton Cuse, and more.

Source Apple TV+

April 8, 2022 2:50pm ET by Apple TV+  


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