Apple TV+ announced a series order for “The White Darkness,” a new limited series starring Tom Hiddleston, who will also serve as executive producer, and based on David Grann’s nonfiction work of the same name.
The new co-production from Apple Studios and UCP is developed by Soo Hugh , who will also co-showrun and serve as executive producer. Mark Heyman, will co-showrun and executive produce on the series alongside Hugh, and Theresa Kang-Lowe 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, 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 Hiddleston as Worsley, this is a spellbinding story of courage, love, family and the extremes of human capacity.
In addition to Hiddleston, Hugh, Heyman and Kang-Lowe, the series is also executive produced by Caroline Garity of Blue Marble Pictures.