Taboo starring Tom Hardy


Format: Series

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller


From Producers Scott Free London and Hardy, Son and Baker. 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.

Executive produced by Ridley Scott, Steven Knight and Tom Hardy. Created by Steven Knight with Tom Hardy and Chips Hardy.

Air Date: January 10, 2017

Network: BBC One, FX

Run Time: 8 X 1 hour

  • Tom Hardy
  • Michael Kelly
  • Oona Chaplin
  • Jonathan Pryce
  • David Hayman
  • Jessie Buckley
  • Tom Hollander
  • Jefferson Hall
  • Ed Hogg
  • Leo Bill
  • Christopher Fairbank
  • Richard Dixon



Taboo - Season 1 Official Trailer


man in top hat walking through church aisle lit by candles

Tom Hardy

redheaded woman standing outdoors

Jessie Buckley

older man writing at desk

Jonathan Pryce

man sitting indoors at circular window

Tom Hardy

man with tattoos on torso, standing waist-deep in a lake

Tom Hardy

older man sitting down on bench indoors

David Hayman

woman in gown, standing next to table with floral arrangement and lit candles

Oona Chaplin

man in top hat and overcoat, running toward old building and carrying a rifle

Tom Hardy