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Well known actor Tom Hiddleston has joined the starcast of series adaption of The Essex Serpent from the Apple TV Plus. The story is based on author Sarah Perry’s novel, the 19th century-set story revolves around a newly widowed woman Cora (Danes), who, having been released from an abusive marriage, moves from Victorian London to a small village in the county of Essex.
She is fascinated by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hiddleston will play Will Ransome, a trusted leader in a small English community.