Tom Hiddleston Joins Claire Danes in Apple TV+ Drama 'The Essex Serpent'

Tom Hiddleston Joins Claire Danes in Apple TV+ Drama 'The Essex Serpent'

03/16/2021

MCU actor will play Will Ransome, “the trusted leader of a small rural community”

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Tom Hiddleston will star opposite Claire Danes in Apple TV+’s drama series “The Essex Serpent,” the streaming service said Tuesday.

“The Essex Serpent” follows newly widowed Cora (Danes) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe star will play the role of Will Ransome, “the trusted leader of a small rural community.” You can see a first-look photo of Hiddleston in character above.

Originally set to star Keira Knightley, who exited the project last year due to pandemic-created production problems and was replaced by Danes, “The Essex Serpent” will be directed by Clio Barnard (“The Selfish Giant,” “The Arbor”) and adapted from the novel by Anna Symon (“Deep Water,” “Mrs Wilson”). Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Patrick Walters, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman will executive produce the show alongside Clio Barnard and Anna Symon. Andrea Cornwell will serve as producer. The series is produced by Emmy and Academy Award winning production company See-Saw Films.

Hiddleston is represented by Hamilton Hodell (UK) and WME (US).

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