Tom Hiddleston is set to extend his stay on television after he finishes filming on Disney+’s Marvel spinoff series, Loki, hopping over to rival streaming service Netflix for a new political thriller series called White Stork.
Variety confirmed that the actor has signed up for the lead role in the show, which is being created for Netflix by former Jericho writer Chris Dunlop. Kristoffer Nyholm (Taboo) is on directorial duties for the project, which is slated to be 10 episodes in length and will ultimately be a limited series at the streamer.
White Stork will see Hiddleston star as politician James Cooper, “whose parliamentary ambitions and personal life are thwarted when he is the subject of a vetting process by Asher Millan.”
The series has been sitting on the shelf for a while, having formerly been in development at AMC under the title Spadehead. White Stork seemed primed for the small screen at the time, with AMC having just partnered with BBC One back in 2016 on another successful TV project, The Night Manager, which coincidentally also starred Hiddleston. Now under the watchful eye of smash hit Sex Education producers Eleven, Netflix UK will be hoping to find similar success with the actor attached to White Stork.
Production on Loki has only recently begun. The miniseries comes from Michael Waldron and Kate Herron, and in it, Hiddleston will reprise his mostly-villainous role from the Thor trilogy alongside Marvel newcomers Sophia Di Martino and Owen Wilson. Only six episodes of Loki have been planned, and they will arrive on Disney+ in the early months of 2021.
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There will of course be more on White Stork, and Loki, as we get it.
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