As films change into more and more extra much like the manufacturing schedule of lengthy working tv collection, increasingly film stars are heading to the small display screen in quest of difficult, uncommon roles. One such star is Tom Hardy, who has teamed up with Ridley Scott and Steven Knight to supply and star within the edgy interval revenge thriller TV collection Taboo – a joint manufacturing of FX and BBC that’s being touted as one of many main status miniseries occasions of the unfolding tv season.
Now, take a look at the most recent promo for the mysterious new collection, cryptically titled “Deserving.” Beforehand described as a combination between a spy thriller, a darkish journey story and a revenge drama, Taboo is ready in 1841 and options Hardy as James Keziah Delaney, the inheritor to a buying and selling empire. Misplaced and presumed lifeless for a few years, he returns to England to seek out what’s left of his household legacy infested with enemies and darkish conspiracies by the highly effective East India Firm, which he goals to thwart with the help of a secret cache of uncommon diamonds he has come into possession of by means of unknown means. The title refers to unusual abilities and presumably unnatural talents Delaney seems to have acquired whereas surviving on his personal in Africa.
The premise was hatched by Hardy and his father Chip, with help from Knight following his collaboration with Hardy on the 2013 unbiased drama Locke. The miniseries is being framed as a significant tv occasion, boasting lavish manufacturing values and the promise of darkish and twisted goings-on as Hardy’s protagonist exacts his schemes in opposition to his enemies (and, seemingly, flashes again to the mysterious occasions that formed him throughout his exile). Oona Chaplin, Jonathan Pryce, David Hayman and Michael Kelly additionally star. Kristoffer Nyholm will direct the primary 4 episodes of the collection.
Taboo was initially pitched alongside a collection of latest productions for FX, which additionally included the now-canceled medieval drama The Bastard Executioner. Hardy is subsequent scheduled to seem in Christopher Nolan’s large price range World Warfare II motion characteristic Dunkirk, which is scheduled for launch in July 2017 and is ready across the well-known Dunkirk Evacuation occasion. Scott is at the moment in manufacturing on Alien: Covenant, which initially went into manufacturing as a sequel to Prometheus. He’s additionally believed to nonetheless be connected to the characteristic movie adaptation of the 1968 sci-fi collection The Prisoner – although there was no new phrase on the mission for a while.
Taboo is ready to premiere in January 2017.