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Tom Hiddleston to return to screens as charismatic ex-soldier in new Netflix drama White Stork

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SINCE millions saw his pale bum in The Night Manager, Tom Hiddleston’s fans have wondered when he will be back on British telly.

I can reveal it will be in new Netflix drama White Stork.

Tom plays James Cooper, a charismatic ex-soldier turned charity entrepreneur groomed by Westminster kingmakers for political leadership.

It is being made by Eleven, the firm also behind the comedy-drama Sex Education.

A source said: “Netflix is over the moon to get someone as popular as Tom on board. They think the series sounds fantastic and will have viewers gripped.”

In the ten-part political thriller, Tom’s character is vetted to make sure he has no dark secrets.

I’ve done some digging of my own into Tom’s past and I’m alarmed to tell you I’ve just seen that picture of him in a Taylor Swift vest again.

The Golden Globe winner left people enthralled in The Night Manager and has said he can't wait to see what is in store for his character in series 2.

He is reprising his role alongside Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie.

Although executive producer Simon Cornwell admitted they have yet to get the new plot down.

He said: "We don't have scripts for it yet, and we would only think about making a second series of The Night Manager if it was going to be really good.

"And I'm sure that Hugh and Tom and Olivia, who are not exactly underemployed actors, won't want to come back unless it's excellent, frankly."

Tom seems to be going from strength to strength and a sparkling Netflix deal can only help bolster his skyrocketing career.

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