Tom Hardy has become one of the most sought after stars in Hollywood over the last few years. In 2015 alone, he starred in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, and alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Hardy has shown time and time again that he’s very capable of playing any type of role – in both film and television. And the actor will return once again to the silver screen in FX’s upcoming period miniseries, Taboo, on which he serves as lead star and producer.
There has recently been a few enticing trailers and teasers released for Taboo, all of which show a dark, yet captivating, new drama. Set in the early 1800s, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy) who, thought to be dead, comes back to Britain to rebuild his father’s shipping empire. The series looks to be telling a bizarre, if not downright disturbing, story. Just by the footage we’ve seen so far, it’s clear that Delaney is a very violent and unpredictable man who will do whatever necessary to achieve his goal. And for anyone who may not be completely hooked yet, well, you now have a final opportunity before Taboo premieres.
BBC One has released a final trailer for Taboo. While the footage doesn’t give much of the plot away, it does feature many nice shots of Delaney and the supporting players, including Michael Kelly (House of Cards) and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones). It also highlights the big names behind the project, like producer Ridley Scott (Prometheus) and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. Take a look at the trailer above.
One of the most promising parts of Taboo is its creative team. If the series’ premise wasn’t intriguing by itself, getting to have an A-lister like Hardy on board makes things all the better. He should feel right at home with the series, considering that he previously collaborated with Knight on both Peaky Blinders and the indie drama, Locke. Having Knight’s strong writing and Hardy’s skill at playing ambiguous characters like Delaney should make Taboo a thrilling experience. And everyone involved will no doubt be helped by the series’ seemingly high quality production and costume design. Even though FX has previously produced top-notch dramas like Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story, they appear to be investing even more in Taboo.
So far, 2017 is shaping up to be a very good year for Hardy. After Taboo, he will later be seen in Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated WWII epic, Dunkirk. The actor is also apparently still attached to more Mad Max sequels, although no official plans have been announced as of yet. All of these big projects only reaffirm that Hardy isn’t losing any of his star appeal – with either filmmakers or audiences. So hopefully Taboo will continue the actor’s long, and well-deserved, winning streak.
Taboo will premiere January 10th, 2017 on FX.
Source: BBC One