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Network: BBC One; FX
Taboo is a British-American drama television miniseries about an early 1800s adventurer who returns to Britain from Africa along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Created from a story co-written by actor Tom Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy, who will act as a consulting producer, will premiere on BBC One in the United Kingdom and FX in the United States.
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General Information

Title: Taboo
Original Network: BBC One (United Kingdom)
FX (United States of America)
Original Run: January 7th, 2017 on BBC One (UK)
January 10th, 2017 on FX (US) - Present
Episode Length: 45-60 minutes
Description: A British-American drama television miniseries about James Delaney, an early 1800s adventurer who returns to Britain from Africa along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
Main Characters: James Delaney, Sir Stuart Strange, Lorna Bow, George Cholmondeley, Michael Godfrey, Atticus, Zilpha Geary (see Characters for more)
Similar Series: Black Sails, Peaky Blinders, WGN Underground, The Book of Negroes
Availability: Basic Cable (or equivalent) in the US, disc media, streaming services

Content Information

Rating: TV–MA
Content Labels: Suggestive dialogue, coarse language, sexual content, violence, slavery, and discrimination based on gender, social class, and race.
Violence: Graphic and disturbing violence, blood and gore, mass murder, mutilation, and other horror-type imagery.
Language: Very mature language, innuendo are regularly featured.
Sexual Themes and Nudity: Sexual themes featured regularly, including incest. On less than a handful of occasions sexual acts are implied and cast members are occasionally naked, however through camera angles and carefully placed items blocking the view no nudity is ever shown.
Drugs and Alcohol: Mild references to drugs and alcohol
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: Mild

Taboo RatingEdit

TV shows marked as "TV–MA" means that such program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.

This rating was originally TV-M prior to the announced revisions to the rating system in August 1997, but was changed due to a trademark dispute and in order to remove confusion with the Entertainment Software Rating Board's (ESRB) "M for Mature" rating for video games. This program may contain one or more of the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V) [1]


  1. The TV parental guidelines: uderstanding the TV ratings.
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