Taboo series 2: writing is “almost completed”, filming could start this year

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Steven Knight – who co-created Taboo with Tom Hardy and Chips Hardy (Tom’s dad) – has confirmed that the period piece TV drama will resume filming either this year or next. He also shared some thoughts on why he works so well with Tom Hardy.

Chatting to Collider in a brand new interview, Knight confirmed that the writing stage for Taboo series 2 is “almost completed”. Fans should expect and eight-episode season, which could go into production as soon as ‘late 2019’. Failing that, it’ll be a 2020 start.

Knight also teased that the show is intended to run for three seasons, saying this:

“If we all stick with it and we all want to keep doing it, it would be three [seasons]. That’s my plan. Because I’ve got a geographical sort of route for the thing to take. It’s basically a journey west. I have a destination in mind, which is always nice to have if you’re setting off on this big journey, which is what writing three eight-hours is. It’s good to know where you’re headed.”

Knight previously worked with Tom Hardy on Locke and Peaky Blinders, with Knight saying this about their creative partnership:

“I think it works because we don’t socialize. We do occasionally but not very often. I think the relationship is totally about the work. The great thing about Tom is that’s his passion, the work. The acting. He’s not a fan of celebrity. But he just loves to act. He loves the process and the craft. For me, to have him occasionally available to do roles that you’ve written is wonderful because you know you can trust someone to really deliver what you do.”

We’ll bring you more news on Taboo series 2 as and when BBC/FX share it.