Taboo is a British anthology television series created by Steven Knight, Tom Rob Smith, and Stephen Hendricks. The first season debuted on FX on 7th January 2017 in the United States.
In the United Kingdom, it premiered on BBC One on 28th January 2017. A second series was commissioned by FX in May 2017, with Hardy confirmed as returning.
The series is based on the early 19th century Regency period, wherein Britain was ruled by King George III, played by Jared Harris, with a backdrop of social and economic conflict in Great Britain.
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Taboo (2017) is a British show which is streaming on BBC iPlayer in the UK. If you wish to watch Taboo (2017) in USA and Canada, then follow these steps:
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Taboo (2017)- Trailer
Taboo (2017)– Plot & Synopsis
Taboo follows James Delaney, played by Tom Hardy, an Englishman who has been presumed dead for over 18 years. He returns to London to learn that his father has died, leaving him the owner of a shipping company and a large estate called Delaney’s Landing in the United States.
James also inherits a stipulation forcing him to return to America within ten years or forfeit the estate. Delaney’s half-sister Zilpha seeks to stop him from inheriting anything of value from their father, while his half-brother Thorne wants to get his hands on the whole estate.
Delaney works with his accomplices to build a business empire, so he must protect himself against those who want him dead. To complicate matters further, he is haunted by memories of his time spent as a boy in Africa, where he was forced to kill for the first time to survive; this experience has left him with visions and voices that appear when least expected.
Taboo (2017)– Ratings
Taboo received positive reviews from critics upon release, praising its acting performances, cinematography, and direction.
The first series was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and eight Primetime Emmy Awards, winning every single award for the best actor in a limited series or movie for Hardy. It has an IMDb rating of 8.4/10 and 76% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Taboo (2017) Cast
- Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney
- Leo Bill as Benjamin Wilton
- Jessie Buckley as Lorna Delaney
- Oona Chaplin as Zilpha Geary
- Stephen Graham as Atticus
- Jefferson Hall as Thorne Geary
- David Hayman as Brace
- Edward Hogg as Michael Godfrey
- Franka Potente as Helga von Hinten
- Michael Kelly as Edgar Dumbarton
- Tom Hollander as George Cholmondeley
- Marina Hands as Countess Musgrove/Carlsbad
- Jonathan Pryce as Sir Stuart Strange
- Jason Watkins as Solomon Coop
- Nicholas Woodeson as Robert Thoyt
What Else Can You Watch On BBC iPlayer?
BBC is ranked one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious content producers in the world. Below are some movies and tv shows you should check out on BBC:
- Mood (2022)
- You Don’t Know Me
- A Very British Scandal
- Prime Suspect
- Mayans M.C
- Happy Valley
- Call the Mid Wife
- Small Axe
- Noughts + Crosses
- The Pursuit of Love
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