Taboo (TV mini-Series 2016) Preview

FX just on 25 February, 2016, released the first trailer for their new drama series, “Taboo”. This will be an eight-episode show, based on an original idea by Tom Hardy and his father Chips Hardy, who also is a consulting producer for this show. This will be the second Scott Free project that stars Tom Hardy.

Directed by: Kristoffer Nyholm (first four episodes)

Written by: Steven Knight

Executive producers: Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Liza Marshall, Kate Crowe, Dean Baker, Steven Knight


  • Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney
  • Michael Kelly as Dr. Dumbarton
  • Jonathan Pryce as Stuart Strange
  • Oona Chaplin as Zilpha Geary
  • David Hayman as Brace

Plot: Set in 1814, “Taboo” follows James Keziah Delaney (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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