Taboo, a British TV series starring and co-created by Tom Hardy, has been renewed for a second season.

Set in 1814, Taboo tells the story of James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), the long-missing heir to a shipping empire who returns home to England from Africa determined to rebuild his life.

Executive produced by Ridley Scott, the 8-part series is the brainchild of Tom Hardy, his father Chips and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, and boasts an all-star supporting cast including Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Graham, Tom Hollander and Franka Potente.

Taboo is a co-production between BBC and US network FX, and both have now committed to a second season.

“I’m thrilled that a work which pushes boundaries has been so well received and found such a large and enthusiastic audience,” Knight says. “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.”

The first season of Taboo will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 6.