What you need to know
- The Essex Serpent on Apple TV+ will star Tom Hiddleston.
- He will play William Ransome in the Victorian drama series.
- Production for the show recently got underway in the UK.
Production for Apple TV+ show The Essex Serpent has begun in the UK, and MCU star Tom Hiddleston (Loki) is set to star alongside Claire Danes in the Victorian drama series.
As reported by Variety:
Tom Hiddleston will star alongside Claire Danes in the series adaptation of the Sarah Perry novel "The Essex Serpent" at Apple, Variety has learned.
The one-hour drama series 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. Hiddleston will star as Will Ransome, the trusted leader of a small rural community. A first-look of Hiddleston in the series can be seen above.
In February it was reported that Danes would replace Keira Knightley, who was previously cast in the show's lead role.
Production for the show has this week begun in the UK town of Maldon in Essex, as reported by local outlet Daily Gazette:
The Essex Serpent, an AppleTV+ series adaptation of Sarah Perry's 2016 novel of the same name, is being filmed across the county.
Production crew have been seen in Maldon in recent days after setting up a large marquee in Promenade Park.
On Tuesday the team were seen at Hythe Quay where fishing baskets and boxes were seen as well as sand and mud covering the quayside.
You can see more images from the report here.
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