Taboo is the latest from Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders and writer/director of Locke. If I haven't yet caught your attention, you might be pleased to know that the new miniseries also stars the ever-talented Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney, who in 1814 returns to England from Africa to inherit his father's shipping empire. With Scott as the executive producer, I know this FX show is going to be one you'll want to tune in to weekly.
Be sure to check out the eye-widening trailer below:
Not much has been revealed about the show, but we do know just how incredible Hardy's work on Knight's drama Locke was in 2013, so we're looking forward to another successful partnership. The miniseries is set for eight episodes total, and so far we've been given the first look with this trailer.
Hardy plays James, a disgraced son who was assumed to have left Britain permanently at the time of his father’s death.
Jealous enemies were hoping to inherit James's father's fortune, so they were quite surprised and disappointed by his return.
This show's plots will include conspiracies, murder and betrayal. Be sure to tune in for a dark family mystery about a treacherous love that will soon reveal itself.
The synopsis is as described:
Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and come back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa in 1814 to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But when his father’s legacy is revealed to be a poisoned chalice and enemies lurk 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 an explosively colorful tale of love and treachery.
Creativity must run in the family, as the show is based on a story co-written by both Hardy and his father Chip, who is set to serve as the show's consulting producer.
Taboo is expected to premiere on FX in 2016. If Hardy's performances in The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are any indication of just how mind-blowing Taboo is going to be, you really won't want to miss some superb acting.
[Source: Screen Rant]