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Taboo

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Show Synopsis

James Delaney has returned home for his father’s funeral, damaged and haunted, after ten mysterious years in Africa. Rumours of his hunt for diamonds that plunged him into hell, and of acts so unnatural even James’s enemies loath to believe them.

As heir to the old man’s trading interests, James is eager to claim the inheritance owed him despite the lengths to which his competitors are willing to go to wrestle it away. But James is just as ruthless, and tormented. He has not returned from Africa alone. Darkness has followed, and whatever is haunting James is ushering him into new beginning—one secretive, depraved and inexorably taboo.

Taboo

Taboo

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Taboo

Taboo stars Tom Hardy and was created by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) with Hardy and his father Chips Hardy. Ridley Scott is an executive producer. The series is the third collaboration between Knight and Hardy who have previously worked together on Peaky Blinders and Locke.

Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence.

Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.

In addition to Tom Hardy, Taboo’s star-studded cast also includes Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones), Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), Michael Kelly (House of Cards), Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Tom Hollander (The Night Manager), Jason Watkins (W1A), Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity), Jefferson Hall (Vikings) and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).

Next On

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday July 24 at 6:30pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday July 25 at 8:35pm

Episode 1 | Series 1

It is 1814 and James Delaney reappears in London, a changed and haunted man, presumed dead in Africa many years before. His return finds his father, Horace Delaney, dead and a country…

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday July 26 at 1:35pm

Episode 1 | Series 1

It is 1814 and James Delaney reappears in London, a changed and haunted man, presumed dead in Africa many years before. His return finds his father, Horace Delaney, dead and a country…

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday July 26 at 8:45pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 2, Series 1

Thursday July 27 at 5:30pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 2, Series 1

Friday July 28 at 3:20pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday July 29 at 1:20pm

Episode 1 | Series 1

It is 1814 and James Delaney reappears in London, a changed and haunted man, presumed dead in Africa many years before. His return finds his father, Horace Delaney, dead and a country…

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday July 29 at 2:25pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday July 29 at 7:10pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday July 30 at 12:35pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday July 30 at 6:35pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 3, Series 1

Monday July 31 at 6:30pm

Episode 3 | Series 1

James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr Dumbarton, discovering an unlikely new ally. With enemies lurking in every corner,

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday August 1 at 8:35pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday August 2 at 1:35pm

Episode 2 | Series 1

Having made his shock entrance into London society, James Delaney sets about reclaiming his legacy and establishing a new life for himself. While the city views him with hostility and…

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday August 2 at 8:30pm

Episode 3 | Series 1

James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr Dumbarton, discovering an unlikely new ally. With enemies lurking in every corner,

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday August 3 at 5:30pm

Episode 3 | Series 1

James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr Dumbarton, discovering an unlikely new ally. With enemies lurking in every corner,

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