Taboo (BBC-1 2017, Tom Hardy, Jonathan Pryce)

Taboo 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.

production details
UK / BBC One / 8×60 minutes / 2017

Creator: Steven Knight
Executive Producers: Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Steven Knight, Chips Hardy

Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney
Jonathan Pryce as Stuart Strange
Jessie Buckley as Lorna Bow
Oona Chaplin as Zilpha Geary
David Hayman as Brace
Richard Dixon as Pettifer
Jason Watkins as Solomon Coop
Jefferson Hall as Thorne Geary
Edward Hogg as Michael ‘Godders’ Godfrey
Franka Potente as Helga
Louis Ashbourne Serkis as Robert
Tom Hollander as George Cholmondeley
Leo Bill as Wilton
Michael Kelly as Edgar Dumbarton

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