Hardy’s ‘Taboo’ series to premiere in January on FX
FX’s Tom Hardy drama “Taboo” will premiere on Jan 10 at 10/9c, Variety has learned. The eight-episode series, set in 1814, follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy) as he returns to his hometown of London from Africa after a voyage so long, he’s been presumed dead. James is set to inherit his father’s shipping empire, which sounds like a boon until all of the Delaneys’ enemies begin scuttling out of the woodwork and he finds himself having to navigate an increasingly fraught, complex world in order to save his own skin.
FX has also released the first key art for the series: “Taboo” is created by Steven Knight with Tom Hardy and his father Chips Hardy, who is also the show’s consulting producer. Hardy and Knight had previously worked on Netflix’s “Peaky Blinders” and the film “Locke;” Hardy is coming off an Oscar nod for “The Revenant.” Executive producers on “Taboo” 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. The series is directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (episodes 1-4) and Anders Engstrom (episodes 5-8). “Taboo” is produced by Scott Free and Hardy Son & Baker for FX and BBC One with Sonar Entertainment distributing worldwide outside the UK.