The 40-year-old will play Rycroft Philostrate in the new fantasy/ horror/ mystery series; a man determined to uncover the truth behind the death of a 'faerie showgirl'.
Bloom has been approached by UNICEF to act as an international ambassador.
Bloom has a tattoo of the Elvish word "nine" on his right wrist, written in the Tengwar script, a reference to his involvement in the Lord of the Rings and the fact that his character was one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Starring alongside Stephen Fry, the story of the life and times of Oscar Wilde was the first real break for Bloom.
Two days after graduating from Guildhall in 1999, he was cast in his first major role, playing Legolas in The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003).
Orlando Bloom has shown us once again that he is indeed God's gift to the world, stripping down to just his shorts on his latest beach trip.
Unfortunately we weren't quite as lucky as the time he went full nude whilst paddle boarding with Katy Perry. Bloom has also been a part of Global Green, an environmental company, since the early 2000s.As part of his environmental involvement, he has renovated his London home to use solar panels, incorporate recycled materials, and utilize energy efficient lightbulbs.In 2006, Bloom starred in sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and the independently made Haven, for which he was executive producer.As of May 2007 and at the ago of just 30, Orlando Bloom has appeared in four of the top 15 highest grossing films of all time.Also featuring the likes of John Hurt, Natalie Portman and Christina Ricci, the film is already attracting a lot of interest.