Taboo, a major eight-episode drama series starring Tom Hardy, will receive it’s premiere on BBC One on 7 January 2017. The show is executive produced by Hardy alongside Ridley Scott and Steven Knight, who created the drama.
The story begins in 1814 when James Delaney reappears in London, a changed and haunted man, presumed dead in Africa many years before. His return finds his father, Horace Delaney, dead and a country at war with France and the United States.
Set to inherit what’s left of his father’s shipping empire, James’ arrival not only threatens to disrupt the plans of his half‐sister Zilpha and her husband Thorne, but also the political ambitions of the mighty East India Company, chaired by Sir Stuart Strange.
James Delaney is played by Tom Hardy, Zilpha Geary by Oona Chaplin, Thorne Geary by Jefferson Hall, and Sir Stuart Strange by Jonathan Pryce.