If in the last few months you come across photos of the naked Tom Hardy, they most likely were from the set of his new project. It is a FX’s mini-series Taboo. Producers are Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott, screenwriter is Steven Knight. If you have not heard about the project, do not rush to make a connection between the naked pictures of Hardy and the title and assume that this is something sexual, because it is absolutely not.
“Taboo” is a historical drama that takes us to London in the early XIX c. It tells the story of James Keziah Delaney (Hardy) – presumed dead adventurer who returned home after 10 years abroad. He finds that his father died under strange circumstances and the East India company wants to devour his business. Delaney refuse to sell and “armed” with 14 stolen diamonds, decides to build his own commercial empire. It intervenes in a dangerous game that could cost him his life. A dark family mystery is revealed in an explosive tale of love and betrayal.
If you are intrigued, see the first trailer here:
I think the trailer looks great and reinforces my desire to see “Taboo” . Also, I’m a fan of the previous two collaborations between Stephen Knight and Tom Hardy- “Locke” and “Peaky Blinders”. The story sounds great and the cast includes the names of Jonathan Pryce, Michael Kelly, Oona Chaplin, David Hayman, Jessie Buckley.
Director of all eight episodes of “Taboo” is Kristoffer Nyholm ( “The Killing”), scriptwriter is Steven Knight. The mini-series is based on an idea the actor cooked up with his father Chips Hardy. The release date is not yet known.