BBC One confirms start date for Tom Hardy drama ‘Taboo’

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Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s major new series Taboo will launch on BBC One in the new year.

Produced by Ridley Scott and based on an original story by Tom Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy, the eight-part period drama began filming in London last November.

The first episode of Taboo will air on Saturday 7 January 2017 on BBC One.


The official synopsis reads: “Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), 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.”

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The cast also includes Michael Kelly (House of Cards), Jonathan Pryce (Brazil), Oona Chaplin (The Hour), David Hayman (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Jessie Buckley (Shades of Love), Ashley Walters (Cuffs), Jefferson Hall (Vikings), Ed Hogg (Anonymous), Leo Bill (Alice in Wonderland), Christopher Fairbank (Guardians of the Galaxy), Richard Dixon (Mr Turner), Jason Watkins (Being Human) and Nicholas Woodeson (Rome).

Taboo will air on FX in the United States in 2017.

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