Tom Hardy is a performer who is unafraid to venture into dark places, but his new historical mini-series Taboo sees him really going off the deep end.
Here’s the synopsis:
After being written off for dead in Africa, adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to 1800s England to claim a fortune in diamonds and exact his revenge against the East India Trading Company following the mysterious death of his father.
Watch the evocative trailer for yourself here:
Taboo is packed with an intriguing, violent and crazy narrative, and Hardy appears to be channeling a good dose of madness as the embittered and revenge-driven Delaney. He’s a man skilled in the art of violence, and his desire for twisted justice against the East India Trading Company is sure to leave plenty of bodies in its wake.
Taboo’s production design and cinematography are vivid in their detail, and evoke the grime and grittiness of the late 1800s, and viewers will no doubt be sucked into the depths of this dark world thanks to the writing of Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders).
Taboo is set to premiere on January 10.