‘Thor’ and ‘Loki’ star Tom Hiddleston is set to take the leading role on Netflix political thriller and limited series ‘White Stork’.
In the 10-episode series, Hiddleston will play a politician named James Cooper whose career in parliament is threatened by a vetting process that uncovers a series of dangerous secrets about his past.
After spending years in developing at AMC under a different title, the streaming giant has now taken over the title.
The series is created, written and executive produced by ‘Jericho’ scribe Chris Dunlop. It will be directed by ‘Taboo’ and ‘The Enfield Haunting’ helmer Kristoffer Nyholm. The series is produced by the company behind ‘Sex Education’, Eleven.
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Most of us are used to seeing Hiddleston as the mischevious trickster, Loki in Marvels ‘Thor’ and ‘Avengers’ movies. He is also reprising the role for the spin-off series ‘Loki’ for the Disney streaming service, Disney+ which is currently filming. The series had a brief tease during last weekend’s Superbowl.
Hiddleston has previously been in more serious roles, most recently in 2016’s ‘The Night Manager’, a BBC series which he played Pine, an ex-British soldier who is hired by an intelligence officer as a covert operative. He is tasked with infiltrating the inner circle of Roper, a secret arms dealer and also his lover’s killer. The series and Hiddleston received critical acclaim. Hiddleston also appeared in Jordan Vogt-Roberts ‘Kong: Skull Island’ alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson.