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Essex Serpent Tom Hiddleston

Looks like Tom Hiddleston won’t be taking much of a break from the small screen after Loki. The actor has joined Claire Danes in the forthcoming Apple TV+ period drama The Essex Serpent, TVLine has learned.

Based on the bestselling novel by Sarah Perry and set in Victorian England, the series centers on Cora (Danes), a widow recovering from an abusive marriage who moves from London to the small village of Aldwinter and becomes “intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.” Hiddleston will play Will Ransome, the trusted leader of a small rural community. Get a first look at the character above.

Hiddleston also stars in the upcoming Disney+ series Loki, premiering June 11. His past TV credits include The Night Manager, The Hollow Crown and Wallander.

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