Tom Hiddleston Cast in Netflix’s “White Stork”

Tom Hiddleston at Wimbledon Championships 2019, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, July 2019. Photo by Mark Greenwood/IPS/Shutterstock (10334105b)

The British drama series, formerly known as Spadehead, has cast Tom Hiddleston as its lead.

The Loki star will front the political thriller White Stork. The series, which has been given a 10-episode order by the streaming giant, is produced by Eleven, the same production company behind Netflix’s Sex Education.

In White Stork, “when James Cooper (Hiddleston) is selected to run for a seat in parliament, Asher Millan is sent to vet him for primetime. But she quickly uncovers potentially damaging secrets buried deep in James’ past. Secrets that will threaten to blow everything apart — his career, his marriage, even the powerful people backing his campaign.”

The series is created, written and executive produced by Jericho scribe Chris Dunlop. It is directed by Kristoffer Nyholm