Sarà Tom Hardy il progtagonista della serie BBC, Taboo, prodotta da Ridley Scott e scritta da Steven Knight che lavorato con l’attore inglese in Locke.
Set in 1813, the story 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 dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.
Nel comunicato stampa di annuncio, Knight ha affermato: “This man, James Delaney, is a deeply flawed and deeply troubled human being. His greatest struggle will be against the East India Company which, throughout the nineteenth century, was the equivalent of the CIA, the NSA and the biggest, baddest multi-national corporation on earth, all rolled into one self righteous, religiously motivated monolith”.
Le riprese dovrebbero cominciare però solo a gennaio 2015.