added: Tue, Nov 29th '16
Tom Hardy is a hard man to kill in the new trailer for "Taboo," the new FX drama series that sees the "Mad Max" star as an early 19th-century nomad who, after many years away (and who was thought to be long dead), has returned to his hometown of London, unexpectedly, to take over his father's position as the head of a ruthless shipping company. Fear, jealousy, and a hostile rivalry soon ensue.
Written and developed by "Peaky Blinders" creator Steven Knight and based on an original story written by Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy, "Taboo" is the first scripted production under Hardy's producing banner, "Hardy, Son & Baker." Filmmaker Ridley Scott is also onboard as one of the executive producers.
"Taboo" boasts an impressive supporting cast that includes Oona Chaplin (HBO's Game of Thrones), Michael Kelly (Netflix's House of Cards), David Hayman (Macbeth), Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity), and Jonathan Pryce (from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films). The series, a co-production between FX and BBC, will run for eight episodes. Danish TV director Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing) helms the first part of the series while Finnish director Anders Engstrom completes the second half.
"Taboo" will make its Stateside debut on Tuesday, January 10th on the FX channel.
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.
directed by Kristoffer Nyholm, Anders Engstrom
starring Tom Hardy, Oona Chaplin, Michael Kelly, David Hayman, Franka Potente, Jonathan Pryce
release date January 10, 2017 (on FX)