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Season Two
Taboo-Poster-00-Main-Title-Card
Genre Period Drama
Created by Tom Hardy, Chips Hardy
and Steven Knight
Written by Steven Knight
Directed by To Be Released
Starring To Be Released
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original Language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Tom Hardy
Ridley Scott
Steven Knight
Chips Hardy
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Scott Free Productions
Hardy Son & Baker
Distributor Sonar Entertainment
Release
Original network(s) BBC One (UK); FX (US)
Previous Season One
Next TBA
When He broke the third seal, I heard the third creature saying, "Come" I looked, and behold, a black horse; and He who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
— Revelation 6:5, KJV [1]

Season Two is the upcoming second season of Taboo, scheduled to broadcast on BBC One and FX for the viewers of the UK and US, respectively.

Filming was initially set to start in January 2019 but it has since then been confirmed, by Steven Knight himself, that filming has been postponed to the latter part of 2019, or early 2020.[2]

PremisesEdit

After the drawn-out and bloody gunfight in London’s docks, Delaney and his rag-tag crew manage to sail off towards America on a boat full of gunpowder and dreams. [3]

SynopsisEdit

To Be Released!

CastEdit

Official cast list to be revealed. Listed above those who sailed toward Portugal in season one's finale. [4]

Episodes Edit

No. Image Title Writer Director Airdate
1 Taboo-Poster-00-Main-Title-Card "Episode 2.01" To Be Revealed To Be Revealed To Be Released
TBA - The synopsis will be written here. The image will be on the left. This is temporary content, just to fill the table and show you what it would look like.
2 Taboo-Poster-00-Main-Title-Card "Episode 2.02" To Be Revealed To Be Revealed To Be Released
TBA - The synopsis will be written here. The image will be on the left. This is temporary content, just to fill the table and show you what it would look like.
3 Taboo-Poster-00-Main-Title-Card "Episode 2.03" To Be Revealed To Be Revealed To Be Released
TBA - The synopsis will be written here. The image will be on the left. This is temporary content, just to fill the table and show you what it would look like.
4 Taboo-Poster-00-Main-Title-Card "Episode 2.04" To Be Revealed To Be Revealed To Be Released
TBA - The synopsis will be written here. The image will be on the left. This is temporary content, just to fill the table and show you what it would look like.
5 Taboo-Poster-00-Main-Title-Card "Episode 2.05" To Be Revealed To Be Revealed To Be Released
TBA - The synopsis will be written here. The image will be on the left. This is temporary content, just to fill the table and show you what it would look like.
6 Taboo-Poster-00-Main-Title-Card "Episode 2.06" To Be Revealed To Be Revealed To Be Released
TBA - The synopsis will be written here. The image will be on the left. This is temporary content, just to fill the table and show you what it would look like.
7 Taboo-Poster-00-Main-Title-Card "Episode 2.07" To Be Revealed To Be Revealed To Be Released
TBA - The synopsis will be written here. The image will be on the left. This is temporary content, just to fill the table and show you what it would look like.
8 Taboo-Poster-00-Main-Title-Card "Episode 2.08" To Be Revealed To Be Revealed To Be Released
TBA - The synopsis will be written here. The image will be on the left. This is temporary content, just to fill the table and show you what it would look like.

ProductionEdit

Development

Despite the BBC saying ‘no decision’ has been made about another run for the dark drama, star and creator Hardy thinks differently. When he and co-creator Steven Knight sat down with Entertainment Weekly, the pair teased there’s some ‘explosive’ stuff in store for Tom’s character James Delaney. [5]

Asked about season two being "the birth of a nation," Knight said: "I think we don’t talk about that. In my mind, explosive stuff is going to happen, which will be great, should it happen. There’s a great destination for it, but I don’t know if we’re in a position to talk about the actual details of it." Hardy added: "We’re onto the next stage. The key really is Colonnade. When he says, “We are Americans,” James is very ambiguous with how much information he’s going to give. In his mind, you will know when the time is right." [6]

Knight warned that the eight-episode nature of the show involves a lot of work. [7] He also hoped to start filming early 2018. [8]

Producer Ridley Scott added: "We’re thrilled people want to know what happens next and that the BBC and FX are up for more adventures with the devil Delaney and the league of the damned." [5]

Writer Steven Knight said: "James Delaney will continue to explore many realities as he takes his band of misfits to a new world, thanks to FX and the BBC, partners who could not be more suited to collaborating in ground breaking work." [5]

The new eight-part season was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. It will be produced by Scott Free London and Hardy Son & Baker for BBC One and FX with Sonar Entertainment distributing worldwide outside the UK. Executive producers are Scott and Kate Crowe for Scott Free, Tom Hardy and Dean Baker for Hardy Son & Baker, and Knight. [9]

Piers Wenger, head of drama at the BBC, said season two promises something "daring and different." [5]

Steven Knight, who also pens the international hit Peaky Blinders, tells HuffPost UK that the show will comprise "three series and out". He explains:

"I can feel the three acts. The first was ‘the escape’. The second will be ‘the journey’ and the third will be ‘the arrival’, and that’ll be it. I don’t think the story will be what viewers are expecting, but hopefully, they’ll enjoy it." The second series, already commissioned, follows the story after James Delaney (Hardy) leaves London, but will remain as dark, and probably violent, as the first. Steven is emphatic that the violence isn’t gratuitous but grounded in the reality of the era. [10]

According to Ridley Scott, Taboo was expected to go into production in September 2018 [11] but the production was delayed twice due to conflicting schedule and filming is set to start in the latter part of 2019, or the beginning of 2020.[2]

GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

  • On June 6, 2017, Tom Hardy released a series of promotional images on his personal Instagram account, SonofHorace1814. The images represent the ace of spades in playing cards, skewered by skulls and a crow on a shield, with the Latin motto "Qui Scio, Scire". [12]
    • One of the photos is accompanied by numbers 3/7/9, a possible reference to the release date of the second season. Depending on whether the abbreviation follows British English or American English, it may indicate July 3rd, 2019, or March 7th, 2019, respectively.[12]
    • The images are accompanied by the following text: "Delaney is the Knight. The Day becomes a stormy tempest, And when the Queen rises The Flags will burn. The children grown Shall run across the sky and tear a hole across the coutments Burn Fire" [12]
    • Other photos have the following captions along with some emoticons: "3 is not absolute the offspring of Horace resolute beware the reckoning"; "Burn all of them"; "Delaney is dead "; "There are others...beware the Knight who jests"; "Delaney's Journey is not the only Taboo...".[12]
  • Characters Lorna Bow (Jessie Buckley), Atticus (Stephen Graham) and Dr George Cholmondeley (Tom Hollander) will return having sailed away with Delaney at the end. Zilpha, played by Oona Chaplin, will not return after ending her life in the season one finale. Jonathan Pryce, who starred as Sir Stuart Strange fell victim to a letter bomb, but as a body was never shown, could he have survived? [4]
  • On December 5th, 2017, Tom Hardy teased the fans on his Instagram accounts with the following message:
    "Where to go America or to the Azores??? Pick up the other Hoods or fight the big fight...? Do you want to meet the other villains JKD is but the littlest of that particular set? Or shall we take the fight forward to Nootka. You choose. Son of Horace will listen." [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tom Hardy quoting Revelation for Upcoming Taboo Series (@tomhardy)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Collider, Steven Knight Confirms ‘Taboo’ Season 2; Production Starts Late 2019 or Early 2020
  3. Express.co.uk, When does Taboo season 2 start? BBC release date, cast, and more on Tom Hardy series.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Season Two: Who will be in the cast with Tom Hardy?
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Tom Hardy says there will be a Taboo series 2 – and it'll be "explosive
  6. Tom Hardy sorta maybe confirms Taboo season 2: ‘We’re onto the next stage’
  7. When does Taboo season 2 start?
  8. Taboo series 2: creator hopes to start filming "early next year"
  9. Tom Hardy Drama ‘Taboo’ Renewed For Season 2 By BBC One & FX
  10. HuffingtonPost UK, ‘Taboo’ Writer Plans ‘Two More Series And Out’ Of Tom Hardy Dark Period Drama
  11. Ridley Scott on Production starting in September 2018
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Tom Hardy has released mysterious promotional pictures on Instagram
  13. Tom Hary teasing S2 content on Instagram
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