FX has released four new promos of it’s up coming 8 parts mini-series Taboo. Not only Tom Hardy is the lead actor, this is an original story written by him and his father Chips Hardy. Ridley Scott is executive producer behind this show. The cast includes Jonathan Pryce, House of Cards’ Michael Kelly and Game of Thrones’ Oona Chaplin.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, 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.
Taboo is based on an original story by Tom Hardy and his father Chips Hardy who is also the show’s consulting producer.
Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker are producing for FX and BBC One with Sonar Entertainment distributing worldwide outside the UK. Executive producers are Ridley Scott and Kate Crowe for Scott Free, Tom Hardy and Dean Baker for Hardy Son & Baker, and Steven Knight, with Timothy Bricknell producing. Taboo is directed by Kristoffer Nyholm and reunites Hardy and Knight for their third collaboration following Locke and Peaky Blinders.
In addition to his work in The Revenant, Tom Hardy most recently played the lead role in the Oscar-nominated Mad Max: Fury Road. Ridley Scott’s The Martian is currently nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year.
Taboo is set to release January 2017. Check out the teasers below.