Marvel actor Tom Hiddleston will headline a 10-part series for Netflix titled “White Stork.”
The political thriller is backed by “Sex Education” producers Eleven. Audiences will see Hiddleston take on the role of politician James Cooper who is subject to a vetting process as he pursues his parliamentary ambitions. In the process, Asher Millan unravels Cooper’s past revealing a plethora of dark secrets that could lead to his ruin and that of the powerful figures who support his bid for parliament.
White Stork is written, created and executive produced by Chris Dunlop whose works include the 2016 tv series “Jericho.” The show will be directed by Taboo and The Enfield Haunting director, Kristoffer Nyholm.
The series was previously attached to Amc Network before it was turned over to Netflix after several years of development under its former title “Spadehead.”
Fans of Hiddleston will see the actor in a completely different role after making waves as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A stand-alone tv spinoff for the character is currently in production for the Disney Plus streaming platform.
The English actor’s last big stint on the small screen was in BBC One and AMC’s “The Night Manager.” In the series, Hiddleston is a spy named Jonathan Pine and he received critical acclaim in 2016 for the role.
White Stork comes amid Netflix U.K.’s attempt to compete with local networks through a slate of local original content. This follows the massive success of the streaming giant’s teen comedy/drama series “Sex Education” which proved to have won over the local market.