‘Taboo’ trailer: First look at Tom Hardy’s epic new BBC One drama

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BBC One has unveiled the first trailer for Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight’s major new series, Taboo.

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

Taboo will air in 2017 on BBC One in the UK and on FX in the United States.

The eight-part series sees Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) play James Keziah Delaney, who returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, while playing a dangerous game between two warring nations – Britain and America.

Watch the trailer…

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).

Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama commissioning, commented last year: “…I am so excited to see Steve’s captivating scripts come to life. Tom Hardy and the rest of the cast are set to bring this original and spectacular story to life in a unique and epic way.”

Peaky Blinders was recently recommissioned for a further two seasons.

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