Tom Hardy confirms Taboo will return for second series
Tom Hardy’s Taboo will return for for a second series.
Rejoice, Hardy fans! The BBC series is officially returning for another series consisting of eight hour long episodes.
Mr. Hardy confirmed the exciting news himself in a statement, saying: “We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX in contributing towards British drama. Fantastic news.”
Tom worked on the 1814 drama for an impressive seven years, co-writing the script alongside his father Chips Hardy. Chips later became Consulting Producer for the popular series and has expressed his excitement over the prospect of building on their creation.
“I’m delighted we have the opportunity to build on what was achieved in the first series, and that we can continue to create breakthrough drama to intrigue and entertain,” he said.
Executive Producer Ridley Scott added: “We’re thrilled that 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.”
Steven Knight, Creator and Executive Producer, said: “I’m thrilled that a work which pushes boundaries has been so well received and found such a large and enthusiastic audience in the U.S. and Britain.
”We have tried to take an impressionistic, rather than figurative, approach to a narrative which we hope more accurately portrays the spirit of an extraordinary time in history. James Delaney will continue to explore many realities as he takes his band of misfits to a new world, thanks to FX and the BBC, partners who could not be more suited to collaborating in ground breaking work.”
Taboo series 2 will return soon to BBC One.
You can catch up with series one on BBC iPlayer until March 27.