Coming soon: Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott join forces for ‘Taboo’

 A major eight-part drama for BBC One starts on 7 January 2017.

1814. James Delaney reappears in London, a changed and haunted man, presumed dead in Africa many years before. His return finds his father, Horace Delaney, dead and a country at war with France and the United States.

Set to inherit what’s left of his father’s shipping empire, James’ arrival not only threatens to disrupt the plans of his half‐sister Zilpha and her husband Thorne, but also the political ambitions of the mighty East India Company, chaired by Sir Stuart Strange.

James Delaney is played by Tom Hardy, Zilpha Geary by Oona Chaplin, Thorne Geary by Jefferson Hall, and Sir Stuart Strange by Jonathan Pryce.

‘Taboo’ episode 1 of 8 will be broadcast on BBC One on 7 January at 9.15pm to 10.10pm

News source: BBC Media Centre

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