Tom Hardy is a very dangerous man to know in the first trailer for FX’s “Taboo,” the intense period drama based on an original story by the actor and his father Chips Hardy.
Set in 1814, “Taboo” follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a man who’s been to the ends of the Earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what’s 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.
Executive produced by Hardy and Ridley Scott, the eight-episode “Taboo” is expected to debut next year on FX.