'Taboo' season 2 news
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“Taboo” season 2 has been renewed. The series is currently in talks as BBC One and FX team up with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker for another instalment of the British TV drama. “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight, who has also created the high-profile period series, recently said he has plans for three seasons.

One of the most successful BBC dramas ever, the series has been a hit in both the UK and the US with an enormous fan base comprising mostly of younger audience. It attracted a whopping 3.4 million viewers on its opening day, and earned the biggest delayed viewing boost of any series premiere in FX history.

Discussion about a second instalment of “Taboo” initiated last week. Here’s what actor Tom Hardy (James Delaney) said according to Deadline: “We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX in contributing towards British drama. Fantastic news.”

Series creator Steven Knight simultaneously added: “I’m thrilled that a work which pushes boundaries has been so well received and found such a large and enthusiastic audience in the US and Britain. We have tried to take an impressionistic, rather than figurative, approach to a narrative which we hope more accurately portrays the spirit of an extraordinary time in history,” he continued.

“James Delaney will continue to explore many realities as he takes his band of misfits to a new world, thanks to FX and the BBC, partners who could not be more suited to collaborating in ground breaking work,” Knight concluded his statement, per the Deadline report. As such, there is now little doubt that a season 2 of the period drama is on its way.

The show’s executive producer Ridley Scott, also present at that time, said the team is thrilled to know that people wait in anticipation to know what happens next. He added that the BBC and FX are up for more adventures with the “devil Delaney and the league of the damned.” He further thanked BBC and FX for supporting the show at every stage to make it the “dark, dirty and brute drama that it is.”

It follows the story of James Keziah Delaney, an outcast, who returns to London in 1814 after spending ten years in Africa. He returns to find his father dead and eventually discovers the mysterious legacy left by his old man. James then wages a war on those who tried to kill him. It is then he comes face-to-face with the East India Company.

The cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Graham, Michael Kelly, Jessie Buckley, and Tom Hollander in the lead. Actors Jason Watkins, Franka Potente, Jefferson Hall, Richard Dixon and Mark Gatiss, along with newcomer Robert Parker, join the show as the supporting cast. A release date for “Taboo” season 2 is expected to be out soon.