A trailer has been released for an upcoming FX and BBC One miniseries titled Taboo. It comes from Tom Hardy, who not only stars but also writes and executive produces, and Ridley Scott, who also executive produces.
The miniseries is set to run eight episodes, and it’s set in the early 19th century and follows a man (played by Hardy) once believed to be dead who returns home to inherit hit father’s shipping company. Hardy wrote the miniseries based on a story he and his father Chips Hardy, who serves as a consulting producer, came up with.
You can read more about Taboo and check out the trailer below.
in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.
Taboo is created by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Peaky Blinders, Locke), who’s actually also known for being one of the creators of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, believe it or not, and the first four episodes of the eight episode miniseries will be directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing, The Enfield Haunting).
Also starring alongside Hardy is Oona Chaplin, Michael Kelly, Jonathan Pryce, David Hayman, Leo Bill, Danny Ligairi, Richard Dixon, Scroobius Pip, Fiona Skinner, and Jason Watkins.
No official premiere date for the miniseries has been announced yet.