Taboo: plans for two more series only, but “I don’t think the story will be what viewers are expecting”

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The period drama Taboo proved a ratings hit for the BBC earlier this year, even if audiences were a bit divided on just what to make of it all. Starring Tom Hardy, the series did enough to earn it a series two order, though, and the next run of the show is due to premiere in 2018.

But what about beyond that? Well, in an interview with The Huffington Post, the show’s creator and writer, Steven Knight, has put a limit on its future.

“I can feel three acts”, he explained. “The first was the escape. The second will be the journey and the third will be the arrival, and that’ll be it”.

He did add a note of caution too, suggesting that “I don’t think the story will be what viewers are expecting, but hopefully they’ll enjoy it”.

He also explained that “you have to work really hard to make history boring. There was always lots going on, with structures failing, being rebuilt. History has always been taught in terms of kings and queens, and actually the real drama is at the far less stable points in society. That’s where I find my stories”.

When we get a return date for Taboo, we’ll let you know…

Huffington Post.