Taboo – Tom Hardy’s Hit New Series – Streaming First & Exclusive On Showmax

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.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: