'Taboo' season 1, Tom Hardy
Actor Tom Hardy poses as he arrives for the British premiere of "The Revenant", in London, Britain January 14, 2016. Reuters/Toby Melville

While “Taboo” continues to mesmerize with a brilliant tale to tell, the show’s leading actor Tom Hardy doesn’t seem to be doing as good after failing miserable with his finances. It has been alleged the “Peaky Blinders” star had invested as much as £10.4 million (AU$17 million) in the production of "Taboo." The show is yet to recover the production cost; making profits is still a far cry. The show happens to be a dream project for both the actor and his father, Edward Hardy.

Tom’s return to TV has been a reason to rejoice for fans from around the world. The star had acted in several television series including “Cape Wrath,” “Oliver Twist,” “Wuthering Heights,” “The Take,” “Poaching Wars” and more.

Tom plays James Delaney in “Taboo” which released Jan. 10 on BBC. But despite his intense acting, the show hasn’t been bought by any streaming giant yet. The Guardian says a whopping £8.4 million (AU$13.7 million) has already been recouped. Tom’s reserve in his firm "33 1/3rd" now stands at £696,980 (AU$1.14 million) while in 2015, the funds were recorded to be £2.8 million (AU$4.6 million). Does that mean Tom has been spending as extravagantly as Johnny Depp, who had recently been on the news for bankruptcy?

A source close to the actor said, “Tom is a big spender and these figures prove that. It takes some serious investment to give away more than £2 million [U$3.27 million] in 12 months.”

“Tom’s career is riding high and he isn’t short of offers so he can afford the hit,” the source continued, as reported by the Sun. “He has enough cash to keep himself comfortable, and of course there is a chance he may have simply shifted the money from one account to another.”

That being said, the actor has a long list of highly anticipated blockbusters lined up. The films include Christopher Nolan’s “Mad Max” sequel “Dunkirk,” a “Star Wars” film and possibly, a new “James Bond” instalment. To note, the former James Bond, Daniel Craig, was reportedly paid a massive £25 million (AU$41 million) for his role in “Spectre.” So, if Tom bags the role for the "007" next, he is going to recoup all the money he had lost and a lot more.

“Taboo” is the story of a James Keziah Delaney, who returns to London in 1814 after 10 long years in Africa. He soon discovers the mysterious legacy left by his father and wages a war on those who tried to kill him. Eventually, the protagonist finds himself standing face-to-face with the East India Company. Will he be able to end the game between warring nations Britain and America?

Watch “Taboo” season 1 Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. exclusively on FX. The show is yet to announce a premiere date in Australia. Rest assured, it will be aired on Foxtel when it does.