This month, Taboo, the compelling new series written and starring Tom Hardy lands in-store at JB. Here are five things you (probably) didn’t know about Taboo.

  • The idea was originally conceived by Tom Hardy who then developed the idea with his writer father, Edward ‘Chips’ Hardy.


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It took nearly ten years from the original concept to when the actual production on Taboo began. Ridley Scott is an executive producer on the series.

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  •  Hardy’s character Delaney is, in the actor’s words, an amalgam of Sherlock Holmes, Bill Sykes, Hannibal Lecter, and Heathcliff from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.


  •  Taboo featured two directors. Kristoffer Nyholm and Anders Engstrom, each helming four episodes.


  •  A second season of Taboo has been officially confirmed by executive producer Steven Knight.


Read our interview with Jonathan Pryce about his portrayal of character Stuart Strange.

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