BBC One’s new high-profile drama series Taboo, which is a co-production with US cable network FX, will premiere on Saturday January 7th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Taboo is set in the early nineteenth century and follows James Keziah Delaney, 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.
The drama series, which is based on an original story by Tom Hardy & his father Chips Hardy, is being produced by Scott Free London and Hardy Son & Baker and stars Tom Hardy, Michael Kelly, Oona Chaplin, Jonathan Pryce, David Hayman, Jessie Buckley, Ashley Walters, Jefferson Hall, Ed Hogg, Leo Bill, Christopher Fairbank, Richard Dixon. Jason Watkins and Nicholas Woodeson. The executive producers are Ridley Scott, Kate Crowe, Tom Hardy, Dean Baker and Steven Knight
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.