Tom Hardy and writer/director Steven Knight seem to have become BFFs. The pair’s experimental indie film “Locke” hits cinemas later this month, whilst Hardy is also guest starring on the the second season of “Peaky Blinders” which Knight produces.
Now, they are set to re-team again with Hardy signing up to star in the eight-episode drama series “Taboo”.
Knight pens the 1813-set drama which follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds and seeking vengeance after the death of his father.
Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations – Britain and America.
Ridley Scott’s Scott Free and Hardy’s Son & Baker companies will produce the project for BBC One and Sonar Entertainment. Production is slated to begin in January.
Source: Bleeding Cool