Tom Hardy's Taboo confirmed to return for a second season
Taboo, the dark drama that starred Tom Hardy, has been confirmed to return for a second season.
The series starred Hardy as James Delaney, a man who returns home to London from Africa in 1814 to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But, once he discovers what his inheritance will be, he finds out that his new bounty will bring him many enemies, enemies that go right to the heart of the monarchy.
There had been some doubt over whether a second season would be produced after reports emerged that it had failed to recoup its production budget, but the BBC and FX have now confirmed that it will return in 2018 for eight further episodes, this time set in America.
Speaking about the commission, Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: "Taboo is the perfect storm of on-screen and behind-the-camera talent, and there was never any doubting the capacity of Tom and Steve to create an unmissable cinematic drama event for Saturday nights. It's been a thrill to see the audience for Taboo build over time and in such large numbers. In series two, Tom and Steve and the show's brilliant producers are promising something daring, different but equally unmissable, and I'm delighted that the BBC is partnering with FX once again to roll Taboo out to audiences across the world."
Tom Hardy himself added: “We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX in contributing towards British drama. Fantastic news.”