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.
Hardy plays a man returning home from Africa looking to create a shipping empire to rival the infamous East India Trading Company.
The project is produced by Ridley Scott and written by Stephen Knight of Locke, Peaky Blinders and Eastern Promises.
It’s expected to air on FX sometime early next year.