Taboo (miniseries)

Genre Drama
Created by Tom Hardy
Chips Hardy
Steven Knight
Written by Steven Knight
Chips Hardy
Emily Ballou
Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm
Anders Engstrom
Starring Tom Hardy
Oona Chaplin
David Hayman
Michael Kelly
Jonathan Pryce
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • Tom Hardy
  • Ridley Scott
  • Liza Marshall
  • Kate Crowe
  • Dean Baker
  • Steven Knight

Tim Bricknell

consulting producer – Chips Hardy
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Sonar Entertainment
Original network

Taboo is a forthcoming British drama television miniseries created by Steven Knight, Tom Hardy, and his father Chips Hardy. The eight-episode miniseries is about an adventurer who returns to Britain from Africa along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.[1] Kristoffer Nyholm will direct the first four episodes.[1] The miniseries, created from a story by the Hardys and starring Tom, will premiere on BBC One in the United Kingdom and FX in the United States.[1]

On 14 September 2016, during the American Horror Story: Roanoke premiere, the first commercial for the show revealed it was going to be released in early 2017. The series will premiere on January 10, 2017.[2]


Main cast

Recurring cast


The series will have two directors, who both happen to be Scandinavians. Dane Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing)[5] will direct episodes 1–4, and Swede Anders Engström (Jordskott) will handle episodes 5–8.[6]


Before the broadcast of Taboo, Steven Knight said the East India Company would be depicted as the historical equivalent of "the CIA, the NSA, and the biggest, baddest multinational corporation on earth". This description surprised some historians, who argued it would give an excessively negative view of the East India Company.[7]


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