Wednesday, March 8, 2017

FX Renews 'Taboo' for Season 2

FX and the BBC have commissioned a second season of original drama series Taboo starring Tom Hardy, it was announced today. Season 2 will once again consist of eight hourlong episodes.

Set in 1817, Taboo centers on James Keziah Delaney (Hardy) - a man thought long dead - who returns to London from Africa to inherit what was left of a shipping empire, but finds himself navigating increasingly complex territories in order to survive.

The drama also stars Leo Bill, Jessie Buckley, Oona Chaplin, Mark Gatiss, Stephen Graham, Jefferson Hall, David Hayman, Edward Hogg, Michael Kelly, Jonathan Pryce, Jason Watkins and Nicholas Woodeson.

Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy and Steven Knight created the drama. Knight and Tom Hardy executive produce with Ridley Scott, Liza Marshall, Kate Crowe, Dean Baker and Tom Lesinski. Scott Free Productions, Sonar Entertainment and Hardy Son & Baker produce.

"We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX in contributing towards British drama," said Hardy. "Fantastic news."

Added Ridley Scott: "We're thrilled people want to know what happens next and that the BBC and FX are up for more adventures with the devil Delaney and the league of the damned. Along with our international distributors, Sonar Entertainment, the BBC and FX have been great partner, supporting Taboo at every stage so it could be the dark, dirty brute of a drama that it is."

Steven Knight said: "I'm thrilled that a work which pushes boundaries has been so well received and found such a large and enthusiastic audience in the U.S. and Britain. We have tried to take an impressionistic, rather than figurative, approach to a narrative which we hope more accurately portrays the spirit of an extraordinary time in history. James Delaney will continue to explore many realities as he takes his band of misfits to a new world, thanks to FX and the BBC, partners who could not be more suited to collaborating in groundbreaking work."