Tom Hiddleston to Star in a Political Thriller Series
Variety.com: “Thor” star Tom Hiddleston is set to front a 10-part political thriller for Netflix, Variety has confirmed.
“White Stork” will find Hiddleston, whose most recent credits have largely related to the Marvel universe, playing 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 is created, written and executive produced by “Jericho” scribe Chris Dunlop. It is directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (“Taboo,” “The Enfield Haunting”).
As reported by Variety, the series was previously with AMC, and has been in development for several years. It was formerly titled “Spadehead.”
The project marks something of a departure for Hiddleston, who has most recently graced the big screen as Thor’s nemesis Loki under the “Thor” and “Avengers” franchise. He’s also set to lead Disney Plus series “Loki,” which is currently filming.
The British actor garnered critical acclaim back in 2016 for a star turn as night manager-turned-spy Jonathan Pine in BBC One and AMC’s hit co-production “The Night Manager.”