Tom Hardy and Scott Free TV drama sets up in UK
Taboo, the forthcoming period drama from Tom Hardy and Scott Free Productions, is bedding into pre-production in the UK.
Cameras roll in November on the Steven Knight-penned eight-parter, which sees Hardy as a rogue adventurer returning to Britain from Africa at the start of the 19th century to discover he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father.
Hardy has been developing the project for some time with his real-life father, Chips, through his UK-based shingle Hardy, Son & Baker. Ridley Scott is also on board to executive produce for Scott Free Productions.
The hefty drama is lined up for transmission on FX in the US and BBC One in the UK.
The period drama is set in the early 19th century and sees Hardy’s James Delaney, a rogue adventurer, head home to Britain from Africa to find his father has left him a mysterious legacy. The 8 x 60 is for delivery to BBC One in the UK and FX in the US.
Ridley Scott, Hardy and writer Steven Knight are on board to executive produce, with Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm at the helm for the first half of the run.
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