A Second Series for Tom Hardy’s ‘Taboo’ has been Confirmed

Fans of Tom Hardy and his new TV show Taboo will be pleased to know that a second series has been confirmed.

The show has had viewers engaged from the get go, enthralled in the mystery of James Keziah Delaney played by the amazing Tom Hardy.

However, fans of the show have been worried whether the series is just a one off with the storyline still feeling very vague at the moment.

But co-creator Steven Knight has confirmed that a second series is definitely on the cards while at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Knight is well known for creating the hit BBC programme Peaky Blinders and the 2013 film Locke, both of which Hardy has starred in.

This time they teamed up together with Hardy’s father Edward ‘Chips’ Hardy for Taboo.

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Knight and Hardy joined each other at a panel during the press tour to discuss Taboo and James Delaney’s future, making it clear what they want.

“We have plans — well, certainly I have plans — if we get given the green light for more.”

“The plan is that there would be three seasons, and, as with Peaky Blinders, I have had a destination in mind from the beginning, because I think it helps as a writer.”

“The destination in mind is that James Keziah Delaney sets foot on Nootka Sound. But that’s a long way off.” Knight explained.

Nootka Sound is a piece of land which is currently at the centre of a dispute between Hardy’s character and the East India Company.

The land was previously owned by Delaney’s (Hardy) late father and the Company are now wanting it for their own purposes.


The pair also spoke about what inspired the creation of Taboo and how Delaney was created.

Hardy and his father designed Delaney to be a mix of Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist, Marlow from Heart of Darkness and Jack the Ripper.


“We begged Steve to write our story because we had a concept and a basic treatment of the character.”

“Steve was busy and he had an offer informally, which was, ‘If you do Locke and Peaky Blinders, I would love to do your pilot and rewrite your title.'”

“That’s where it all started, and the three of us set about trying to create a new piece of work.” Hardy said.

So, it looks like their deal worked out as fans have loved Peaky Blinders, Locke and are now loving Taboo.

Keep watching the show and let us know what you think of it so far.

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Written by Laura

25, Marvel nerd, wine lover