In early 2017, the BBC officially announced that Taboo, Tom Hardy’s 19th-century caper, would return for a second season
Implying that James Delaney, the most serious of his filthy League of the Damned companions.
BBC Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore described the season as an “unprecedented success”, saying the “record number” of viewership was largely due to attachment to BBC iPlayer.
But Knight also insisted (via sources) that the premise of the show was also a big draw: “His decision to do something for Taboo, who is quite nervous, on Saturday night on BBC One was crazy.” Said.
“But he was also inspired because it worked. He was talking to people, and he made that hole. He was a pioneer for that Saturday night drama.”
In the run-up to Taboo’s second season airing, we’re going to collect all the latest news in one place as we go.
Here is everything you need to know.
Taboo Season 2 Release Date: When is it going to air?
The first season aired on BBC One in the UK beginning on January 7, 2017, followed by the U.S. premiere on FX on January 10, 2017.
In mid-2017, series producer Steven Knight said filming for series two was expected to start in early 2018. “I’m trying to write it as soon as possible.” “I would say we would expect a shoot … early next year.”
But 2018 came and went, with Hardy and Knight’s busy schedule clearly holding up more taboo. Knight is the brain behind Peaky Blinders. He also wrote and directed the thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and produced a post-apocalyptic drama, C, for Apple TV+ starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard.
Hardy is also pretty busy, starring in Venom, which is getting a sequel, in addition to appearing in the BBC’s A Christmas Carol (which Knight directed), not to mention starring in Fonzo – A film about Al Capone.
We finally got the update in early 2019, but it wasn’t really very good news: Knight revealed that writing on the new series was “almost” finished, but filming didn’t start until late 2019 or possibly early 2020. Will be
But filming has not stopped yet, the ball has already started to roll.
FX Entertainment President Eric Shire told Deadline in January: “They’re talking about it, but it depends on Tom Hardy’s schedule.”
President John Landgraf said: “Right now, he is shooting for Venom Two.
After BD announced the second season, Hardy said, “We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX towards British drama.”
Sir Ridley Scott, who will re-produce the executive series, said: “We are delighted that people want to know what happens next and that the BBC and FX embark on more adventures with Devil’s Delaney and League of the Damned.”
Another reason the show is taking much longer than fans and is expected to be due to Hardy and his wife Charlotte Riley, who as the mother of a child in January 2019, joined the wealthy widow May Peleton in Peaky Blinders appeared on the form.
Knight told Sources that the pre-production took “Hiatus” for the same reason.