‘Taboo’: New Trailer for Tom Hardy’s FX Series Looks Bonkers

     December 27, 2016


BBC One has released a new Taboo trailer. The series, set in London in 1814, stars co-creator Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney, who long considered dead, returns home from Africa to inherit his father’s shipping empire, but there are enemies looking to tear him down.

I was watching football this past weekend on Fox, and there was no shortage of ads for the show, which debuts next month on FX (it will air in the U.K. on BBC One), and it looks absolutely bizarre in the best way. While I’m not surprised that Fox is heavily promoting an expensive series that stars an A-list actor like Hardy, that doesn’t change the fact that it still doesn’t look like the easiest of sells. The show seems downright bizarre in the best way possible, and while the revenge hook is easy to understand, there also appears to be a lot brewing beneath the surface. I’m not sure exactly what Hardy and co-creator Steven Knight have in store, but after seeing what they accomplished together with the masterful Locke, I’m on board.

Check out the new Taboo trailer below. The show premieres on FX on January 10th and also stars Oona Chaplin, Michael Kelly, David Hayman, and Jonathan Pryce.

Here’s the official synopsis for Taboo:

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.