Actor Tom Hardy co-starred in five films in 2015 — the universally acclaimed, Oscar-nominated “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the epic adventure film “The Revenant,” the crime drama “Legend,” playing two separate characters, the musical “London Road,” and finally the thriller “Child 44.” Hardy has laid low this past year, but yesterday FX dropped a teaser for its upcoming miniseries “Taboo,” starring, co-created, and executive produced by Hardy. Watch the teaser below.
Set in 1814, the series follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), an adventurer who returns to London from Africa long after he’s believed to be dead. He wishes to inherit his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself only to discover the true nature of the legacy left behind. Soon, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the all-powerful East India Company, while caught in the middle of two warring countries, Britain and the United States.
The eight-episode series was co-created by Hardy, his father Chips, and Steven Knight, the writer and director behind “Locke” and the creator of the TV series “Peaky Blinders.” The first four episodes will be directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (“The Killing”) and the last four by Anders Engström (“Jordskott”). It also stars Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”), David Hayman (“Sid and Nancy”), Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), and Jonathan Pryce (“Brazil”).
“Taboo” will premiere on FX in early 2017.