FX Gives The Green-Light To Second Season Of Taboo
Having premiered this past January, the 19th century-set period drama has proven to be a success for the two networks. Starring Tom Hardy as the son of a recently-deceased shipping company owner, the series follows his efforts to reclaim his inheritance and take on the forces of the powerful East India Company.
In addition to starring in the program, Hardy also serves as a producer alongside his father Edward “Chips” Hardy (who in turn co-writes the series with Steven Knight). Additionally, Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott works as an executive producer as well, expressing delight at the fact that audiences responded positively to the show and want to know “what happens next”.
“I’m thrilled that a work which pushes boundaries has been so well received and found such a large and enthusiastic audience in the U.S. and Britain,” said Steven Knight, Creator and Executive Producer. ”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. 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.”
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