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[Note: Spoilers follow for Taboo Season 1]

One week after the season finale of its premiere season, FX has announced the BBC co-produced series Taboo will return for a second season.

The series follows Tom Hardy's James Delaney, the mysterious son of the owner of a shipping company in 1814 England. After his father's death, Delaney returns to London to claim the family company, and butts heads with the maniacal East India Trading Company.

The series has done well for both the BBC and FX, seeing an average of just over 6 million viewers with each new episode. It also earned mostly favorable reviews from critics, with a "Certified Fresh" approval rating of 78% from critics and approval rating of 93% from audiences on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

Despite these positive ratings and reviews, and series co-creator Steven Knight telling Radio Times that two additional seasons were planned, doubt about the renewal lingered. Star/co-creator/executive producer Tom Hardy was losing money from this show just over a month ago. Now that Taboo has been renewed, the question is: what could season two offer?

What Is Next For James Delaney?

[Credit: FX]
[Credit: FX]

The season one finale saw James Delaney and company successfully escaping the clutches of the East India Trading Company, and Delaney was able to exact revenge for his father's death, setting sail for Ponta Delgada in the Azorres after killing the villainous Chairman of the EIC (Jonathan Pryce).

Now that Delaney has exacted his revenge and made his escape with the gunpowder and explosives, we're curious to see what season two could throw at the brutal man.

While a pervasive sense of mystery was among the most captivating factors in the premiere 8-episode run, dispelling that mystery could be a good tactic for the next season. What if Taboo season 2 is a prequel to the first? The new episodes might answer lingering audience questions, it could also set up more mysteries and storylines for the planned third season.

What are your thoughts on Taboo? What would you like to see from the second season? Let us know in the comments below!

[Credit: FX]
[Credit: FX]

(Source: Screen Daily)


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