Tom Hardy Taboo Cast

Tom Hardy's FX/BBC One Drama Taboo Adds 13, Begins Production

Tom Hardy‘s next small-screen project is shaping up nicely.

Taboo, an eight-episode collaboration between FX and BBC One, stars Hardy as James Delaney, a man who returns to 1814 London after spending 10 years in Africa. Upon learning he’s been left a “mysterious legacy by his father,” James finds himself at odds with the East India Company and becomes entangled in a “dangerous game between two warring nations — Britain and America.”

In addition to starring in the project, created by Peaky Blinders‘ Steven Knight, Hardy will also serve as an executive producer. Production begins this week in London.

Joining Hardy in Taboo are Michael Kelly (House of Cards) as an American doctor named Dumbarton; Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) as Delaney’s nemesis Sir Stuart Strange; Oona Chaplin as James’ half-sister Zilpha; David Hayman as James’ man-servant Brace; Jessie Buckley as Lorna Bow, who “lays claim to James’ father’s will”; Ashley Walters as a dangerous woman from James’ past in Africa; Jefferson Hall (Vikings) as Zilpha’s husband Thorne Geary; Ed Hogg as a cross-dressing spy named Godfrey; Leo Bill as Stuart Strange’s ruthless, fashion-forward accomplice Wilton; Christopher Fairbank as Ibbotson, to whom James owes a favor; Richard Dixon as Stuart Strange’s right-hand man Pettifer; Jason Watkins as the Prince Regent’s right-hand man Solomon Coop; and Nicholas Woodeson (Rome) as the Delaney’s family lawyer.

A premiere date has yet to be announced. Will you be tuning in? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. Sarah D says:

    Yes, I will. Love a period piece. This looks like it will be set during the Regency era. Cant wait.

  2. LB says:

    Tom Hardy on my tv screen? Yes!

  3. Dave says:

    They should make a show about the rennasiance or make a western show. I like the old western shows

  4. liame says:

    Ashley Walters is a man.

  5. BHOP says:

    Uhhh yeah! Anything with Tom Hardy is right up my alley 😉

  6. Yolanda says:

    Newly converted to the fandom so yes I will be tuning in.

  7. Pamela says:

    I’m in …Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott this is going to be excellent show !

  8. Tootie says:

    Taboo was great !!

  9. Pamela Davis says:

    This show is GREAT

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  11. ImtCons says:

    Best ever period drama I ever watched – The Crown, EIC, New America , Slave trade, playing God, Trade Monopoly, Conspiracy…. yeah many vibrant themes…. Actined by Tom Hardy – The best choice for the series, Tom Hardys action is thrilling