Starring Oscar-nominee Tom Hardy; co-written by Oscar-nominee Steven Knight; directed by The Killing’s Kristoffer Nyholm; and executive produced by four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott. You can now binge-watch Taboo, Tom Hardy’s hit new series, first and exclusively on Showmax in Africa.
Hardy (Oscar-nominated for The Revenant but best known as Mad Max) plays James Keziah Delaney, long presumed dead when he returns home from Africa to 19th-century London to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire.
Hardy created the dark family mystery with his father Chips and Steven Knight – Hardy’s third collaboration with the Oscar nominee following the multi-award-winning film Locke and the BAFTA and Royal Television Society-winning TV series Peaky Blinders.
In addition to Hardy, Taboo’s all-star cast includes Game of Thrones’ Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, Jefferson Hall, and Lucian Msamati; Emmy-nominee Michael Kelly (House of Cards); BATFA-nominee Stephen Graham (This Is England ‘90); and BAFTA winners Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) and Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies).
Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing) directed half the eight-part series, with Scott Free’s four-time Oscar-nominee Ridley Scott executive producing for FX and BBC One, who have already confirmed a second season.
Taboo is just one of a number of acclaimed series being added to Showmax in July; the Golden Globe-nominated Westworld started streaming last week and the Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated The Night Of starts on 17 July 2017.