Taboo has been renewed for a second season by FX and BBC One.
The series is executive produced by and stars Tom Hardy, who also co-created the series alongside Steven Knight and Chips Hardy.
The first season was among the highest-rated new cable dramas of the past year in the U.S. and drew 5.8 million weekly viewers.
“Taboo’s first season was exceptional and its success on FX is testament to the creative excellence and dedication of the producers, cast and crew,” said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. “We are proud to again join BBC One and Sonar Entertainment in partnering with Scott Free London and Hardy Son & Baker on the second season and look forward to working again with the great Tom Hardy, Steven Knight, Ridley Scott, Chips Hardy and everyone who makes Taboo so remarkable.”
“We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX in contributing towards British drama. Fantastic news,” said Tom Hardy, Creator and Executive Producer.
Ridley Scott, Executive Producer, said, “We’re thrilled people want to know what happens next and that the BBC and FX are up for more adventures with the devil Delaney and the league of the damned. Along with our international distributors, Sonar Entertainment, the BBC and FX have been great partners, supporting Taboo at every stage so it could be the dark, dirty brute of a drama that it is.”
Set in 1814, the first season of 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.
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