Taboo renewed for second series

By Nathaniel Dalby - Thu 9th Mar 2017 News

Tom Hardy will be spitting paint once more.

Tom Hardy in Taboo

Taboo, from the BBC and FX, has been renewed for a second series. 

The show, starring Tom Hardy as voodoo-magic enthusiast James Delaney, recently finished its first series, which aired on BBC One.

Rumours previously suggested that the show would be continuing for at least three series, with this now being confirmed by creator Steven Knight. 

Taboo follows James Delaney as he returns to London from Africa to take over his father’s business, whilst pitting the British and American government’s against each other.

The final episode saw Delaney seemingly leave England after dispatching of a number of soldiers sent to kill him. 

Series star Tom Hardy said that he was glad to be contributing to quality British drama.

Tom Hardy in Taboo

"We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX in contributing towards British drama. Fantastic news.”

He added that the second series would focus more on the American side of the conflict.

"When he says, 'We are Americans', James is very ambiguous with how much information he's going to give. In his mind, you will know when the time is right.”

Taboo is a cross-production from the BBC and US network FX, which is where it is shown in the US.

You can catch up with the first series of Taboo on the BBC iPlayer now.

Source: Digital Spy