added: Sat, Dec 24th '16
Forgive him, Father, for Tom Hardy has "indeed sinned" -- and will continue to sin as he returns home to exact his bloody revenge. Check out a new international trailer for Hardy's upcoming 19th-century-set revenge thriller series, which is airing next month in the States on the FX network and also on BBC One in the UK.
Based on an original story written by Hardy and his father, "Chips," the series follow James Keziah Delaney (played by Hardy), a revengeful man with a dark past, who returns to his hometown of London after leaving for Africa several years prior. Presumed long dead, Delaney reunites with his sister, Zilpha Geary (played by Game of Thrones' Oona Chaplin), and vows to retake control of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for their family.
Executive produced by "Peaky Blinders" creator Steven Knight and Ridley Scott -- with Danish TV director Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing) directing the first part of the series while Finnish director Anders Engstrom completes the second half, the drama also stars Michael Kelly (Netflix's House of Cards), David Hayman (Macbeth), Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), and Jonathan Pryce (from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films).
"Taboo" premieres Saturday, January 7th on BBC One, while making 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, Stephen Graham, Jonathan Pryce
release date January 10, 2017 (on FX)