Tom Hardy is coming to FX with Taboo, what looks to be a wild period drama about James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a man who avenges his father’s death and builds a shipping empire in the down time from his vengeance.
FX has released four promo videos ahead of Taboo‘s January release, and they’re all awesome and seem appropriately edgy given the fact that Hardy himself, along with his dad Chips Hardy, created it.
Here are the promos, in case you needed more motivation for some reason:
Anyone else salivating?
Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and come back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa in 1814 to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But when his father’s legacy is revealed to be a poisoned chalice and enemies lurk in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal – a dark family mystery unfolds in an explosively colourful tale of love and treachery.
Aside from Tom Hardy and his dad being involved, Peaky Blinders creator and Locke director Steven Knight is on board in the creative department. Plus, it’s being produced by Ridley Scott. If you need more convincing, well, maybe this just isn’t your thing.
The eight-part mini-series will kick off January 10 on FX.