The series is based on the nonfiction book of the same name by David Grann. It is inspired by the true life account of Henry Worsley (Hiddleston), 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.
Soo Hugh, who most recently created and showran the Apple series “Pachinko,” will serve as writer, executive producer, and co-showrunner on “The White Darkness.” Mark Heyman will executive produce and co-showrun. “Pachinko” executive producer Theresa Kang-Lowe and Caroline Garity of Blue Marble Pictures will also executive produce. Apple Studios and UCP will co-produce. Blue Marble is currently under an overall deal at Apple.
This will be the second Apple series that Hiddleston has starred in to date. He will next be seen in the Apple drama “The Essex Serpent” alongside Claire Danes, which will debut in May. Hiddleston is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starring in multiple films as the character and leading the Disney Plus spinoff series “Loki,” which is currently prepping its second season. Hiddleston previously received an Emmy nomination for his starring role in the limited series “The Night Manager” in 2016.
He is repped by Hamilton Hodell, WME, and JSSK. Hugh is repped by WME and McKuin Frankel. Heyman is repped by UTA. Grann is repped by CAA in conjunction with The Robbins Office.