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Hey guys, Jana here,
Tom Hardy (‘The Revenant‘) and his father Chips Hardy, came up with an original story that has been made into a high-profile BBC period drama series from Hardy, Ridley Scott and Steven Knight for FX. FX has just dropped the first trailer for ‘Taboo‘ which stars the younger Hardy along with a prestigious list of who’s who among the acting world. Tom Hardy’s father serves as the show’s consulting producer.
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.
This is a peek at production thus far, as it’s still in production mode and is slated to air in 2017. Besides Hardy, the series stars Leo Bill, Oona Chaplin, Richard Dixon, David Hayman, Michael Kelly and Jonathan Pryce.