Tom Hardy's New 'Taboo' FX TV Series Detailed, Actor Talks About Tortured Character and Show's Setting [VIDEO]
Tom Hardy's new British drama television miniseries, "Taboo," is now making waves as the show is set to feature its own grimy and artsy take on the standard period drama concept. The actor himself is also very much involved in the new television show as he and his father, Edward Hardy, along with Steven Knight were all part of its creation.
The new FX series will feature Hardy as the main protagonist, James Delaney, who was thought to have been lost in Africa. The setting for the movie is in 1813 to 1814 London, where the British is at war with France and the United States. Hardy's character returns to England only to find out about his father's death and a growing conflict, not only in his homeland, but also within his family.
In an interview with The Wrap, Hardy reveals that Delaney was apparently one of the most tortured characters he has ever played. Hardy explains that due to his connections to everyone in the story, he was force not only to immerse himself in the character but also towards the other characters in the show.
As per a report from Variety, Steven Knight also recently explained his take on the project and explained that they chose the specific time period because of the conflict within the government. They apparently wanted to bring an already tormented character into the middle of the conflict and in an era where there was a great deal of violence, hedonism, and promiscuity. He further explains that the people today are not really different from who they were back then and that audiences should still be able to relate to much of what will be featured in the series.
"Taboo" recently debuted its first episode this week, Monday, at DGA Theater in Los Angeles, California. The episode also officially aired on FX yesterday, Jan. 10. The series also stars Oona Chaplin, David Hayman, Michael Kelly, and Tom Hollander.