Tom Hardy’s latest (and long-gestating) collaboration “Locke” writer/director and “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight is “Taboo,” an eight-episode miniseries starring Hardy as a rogue adventurer seeking vengeance for his dead father.
The first four episodes will be directed by Kristoffer Nyholm, who steered episodes of the moody Scandinavian original series “The Killing.” Hardy worked with his own father to shape this story. It’s produced by Ridley Scott via his Scott Free London Banner, and Hardy’s Hardy Son and Baker for BBC One and FX.
The project centers on James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a rogue adventurer
who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance
after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to
the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping
empire and finds himself playing a very dangerous game.
Hardy also stars in the second season “Peaky Blinders,” which you can stream on Netflix.