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Taboo Season 2: Release Date, Confirmed Or Cancelled!

Taboo, the gothic Victorian TV series starring Tom Hardy, now has a tentative start date for its eagerly anticipated second season. A mysterious and intriguing character named James Delaney, played by actor Tom Hardy, returns to London after spending a considerable amount of time in Africa as a result of the passing of his father in the 2017 FX original series Taboo.

Taboo, which lasted for 8 episodes and featured Oona Chaplin, Jessie Buckley, and Jonathan Pryce, received generally positive reviews. Hardy and Steven Knight previously collaborated on Peaky Blinders, and Knight has mentioned that he plans for Taboo to have two more seasons, one of which was already announced in 2017.

As Knight reveals that they have a date when they anticipate to start production for season 2, it appears that the wait is almost over and fans of the program can get excited again.

According to a statement made by Knight at a gathering in Birmingham (via Broadcast), filming will begin “towards the end of next year.” Although Knight and Hardy both say they are “eager to proceed,” it appears that scheduling has been the main cause of the holdup. The complete quotation is shown below:

Taboo Season 2: Release Date, Confirmed Or Cancelled!

“I predict that production will begin towards the end of next year…

“[Tom and I] are both eager to move forward, and many people want us to keep going in that direction. It has been a matter of scheduling and determining where it will go next.

It’s not surprising that Hardy is having a hard time organizing his work with the news of Taboo season 2 and Sony’s upcoming Venom 3. Even though Venom: Let There Be Carnage received mixed reviews from critics, the actor is still a fan favorite, and both Venom movies have performed better than expected at the box office. Fortunately, Hardy has a ton of intriguing projects in the works, including a return to the Taboo universe.

Release date for Taboo season 2: When will it air?

Following the US premiere on FX on January 10, 2017, the first season began airing on BBC One in the UK on January 7, 2017.

Series two filming was initially scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2018. Steven Knight, the creator of the series, stated in the middle of 2017 that he was “trying to write it as soon as I can.” We want to start filming it early next year, I would think.

However, 2018 passed quickly, with Hardy and Knight’s hectic schedules seemingly delaying more Taboo. Peaky Blinders is the brainchild of Knight. Additionally, he created See, the post-apocalyptic drama for Apple TV+, which stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, and wrote and directed Serenity, the thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. More recently, he collaborated with actors Connor Swindells and Jack O’Connell to create the drama series SAS: Rogue Heroes.

Taboo Season 2: Release Date, Confirmed Or Cancelled!

Hardy has also kept himself rather busy, appearing in both Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Additionally, he played the major role in the 2020 film Capone. The cop thriller Havoc, directed by The Raid’s Gareth Evans, is also forthcoming.

Additionally, Hardy and Knight are collaborating on a new version of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for BBC One and FX.

Six segments will make up the limited series, according to Knight “Dickens’ writing is a delight to adapt. Great Expectations was the second book I decided to adapt for the big screen, and not just because of its ageless characters but also because of its incredibly current plot.

“Pip’s transition from the forge into society is a very significant one to me being the son of a Blacksmith myself.”

Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment, said, “FX is honored to begin the next phase of collaboration with Steven Knight, Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy, and their teams as they reconvene for this contemporary adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.”

Added Charlotte Moore: “Given its current and intimate narrative, [Great Expectations is] the ideal option. One of Britain’s most cherished masterpieces will become a must-see drama for a whole new generation because to [Knight’s] inventive interpretation of it.”

The screenplay for the upcoming series was “nearly” finished, but filming wouldn’t start until late 2019 or potentially early 2020, according to Knight, who gave us our first update on Taboo in early 2019.

Taboo Season 2: Release Date, Confirmed Or Cancelled!

Then came You Know What, which put a wrench in the plans for the vast majority of those employed in cinema and television. But considering the already noted tight schedules of Hardy and Knight, Taboo’s filming hadn’t even started by that point.

The birth of Hardy and Charlotte Riley’s child in January 2019, who previously starred in Peaky Blinders as affluent widow May Carleton, is another factor slowing down the production of the show.

According to Knight, pre-production has been on “hiatus” as a result.

In an interview with Esquire in August 2021, Hardy did reveal some taboo information.

Since I truly liked the first season of Taboo and wanted to feel completely gratified by the second, Hardy stated, “The second season of Taboo is really, extremely essential to me.

“We’re still experimenting with many scenarios: we could go back in time to before London [the first season started with Delaney arriving in London after years away in Africa], or we could quantum-leap through time! There have already been several books written about the orthodox route, but I’m not sure if that’s the best course of action.”

Hardy has obviously spent some time considering the potential directions the series could take.

“Let’s say they make it to America or Canada, then jump ahead to 1968 and the Tet Offensive and the Vietnam War, and take a closer look at the CIA, the Viet Cong, and the French in Saigon. Consider how history and corruption repeat themselves when you replicate the Delaney family dynamics in the rainforest, using new people instead of the ones who were present in London.

Taboo Season 2: Release Date, Confirmed Or Cancelled!

“Although it’s still considered taboo and still in the period, the 1960s. There is amusement in that. Or should we return to the 1800s? The Wars of Napoleon? The American Revolutionary War? But nothing has ever struck me as being the end, therefore I’m setting fire to my desk, heart, and head.”

Following the US premiere on FX on January 10, 2017, the first season began airing on BBC One in the UK on January 7, 2017.

Series two filming was initially scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2018. Steven Knight, the creator of the series, stated in the middle of 2017 that he was “trying to write it as soon as I can.” We want to start filming it early next year, I would think.

However, 2018 passed quickly, with Hardy and Knight’s hectic schedules seemingly delaying more Taboo. Peaky Blinders is the brainchild of Knight. Additionally, he created See, the post-apocalyptic drama for Apple TV+, which stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, and wrote and directed Serenity, the thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. More recently, he collaborated with actors Connor Swindells and Jack O’Connell to create the drama series SAS: Rogue Heroes.

Hardy has also kept himself rather busy, appearing in both Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Additionally, he played the major role in the 2020 film Capone. The cop thriller Havoc, directed by The Raid’s Gareth Evans, is also forthcoming.

Additionally, Hardy and Knight are collaborating on a new version of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for BBC One and FX.

Six segments will make up the limited series, according to Knight “Dickens’ writing is a delight to adapt. Great Expectations was the second book I decided to adapt for the big screen, and not just because of its ageless characters but also because of its incredibly current plot.

“Pip’s transition from the forge into society is a very significant one to me being the son of a Blacksmith myself.”

Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment, said, “FX is honored to begin the next phase of collaboration with Steven Knight, Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy, and their teams as they reconvene for this contemporary adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.”

Added Charlotte Moore: “Given its current and intimate narrative, [Great Expectations is] the ideal option. One of Britain’s most cherished masterpieces will become a must-see drama for a whole new generation because to [Knight’s] inventive interpretation of it.”

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The screenplay for the upcoming series was “nearly” finished, but filming wouldn’t start until late 2019 or potentially early 2020, according to Knight, who gave us our first update on Taboo in early 2019.

Then came You Know What, which put a wrench in the plans for the vast majority of those employed in cinema and television. But considering the already noted tight schedules of Hardy and Knight, Taboo’s filming hadn’t even started by that point.

The birth of Hardy and Charlotte Riley’s child in January 2019, who previously starred in Peaky Blinders as affluent widow May Carleton, is another factor slowing down the production of the show.

According to Knight, pre-production has been on “hiatus” as a result.

In an interview with Esquire in August 2021, Hardy did reveal some taboo information.

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Since I truly liked the first season of Taboo and wanted to feel completely gratified by the second, Hardy stated, “The second season of Taboo is really, extremely essential to me.

“We’re still experimenting with many scenarios: we could go back in time to before London [the first season started with Delaney arriving in London after years away in Africa], or we could quantum-leap through time! There have already been several books written about the orthodox route, but I’m not sure if that’s the best course of action.”

Hardy has obviously spent some time considering the potential directions the series could take.

“Let’s say they make it to America or Canada, then jump ahead to 1968 and the Tet Offensive and the Vietnam War, and take a closer look at the CIA, the Viet Cong, and the French in Saigon. Consider how history and corruption repeat themselves when you replicate the Delaney family dynamics in the rainforest, using new people instead of the ones who were present in London.

“Although it’s still considered taboo and still in the period, the 1960s. There is amusement in that. Or should we return to the 1800s? The Wars of Napoleon? The American Revolutionary War? But nothing has ever struck me as being the end, therefore I’m setting fire to my desk, heart, and head.”

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