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FX Sets Steven Knight’s Period Drama Taboo For January Premiere

Grab the diaries and circle Tuesday, January 10, for FX has announced that's when Steven Knight's period drama Taboo will premiere.


As the key creative mind behind Peaky Blinders, it’s little wonder why FX quickly commissioned Steven Knight’s new, eight-part miniseries Taboo without a moment’s hesitation.

Hatched alongside Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy, the British period drama takes place during the 19th century, where Hardy – Tom, not Chip – will assume the role of swashbuckling adventurer, James Keziah Delaney.

With the pedigree of Knight behind the scenes, not to mention the fact that Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing, The Enfield Haunting) is on board to helm the first four episodes, there’s a crackle of excitement swirling around Taboo, and budding viewers can now look forward to the series premiering on January 10. Word comes hand-in-hand with the show’s key art, which you can find embedded below.

If Tom Hardy is one of the key creative driving forces behind Taboo, the Steven Knight and Co. have filled out the supporting cast with a who’s who of talent, including Game of Thrones alum Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Graham, Michael Kelly, Jessie Buckley, David Hayman, Tom Hollander and Franka Potente.

Taboo is expected to premiere on Tuesday, January 10 at 10 PM ET/PT. Will you be tuning in?


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.

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