The news has been confirmed by BBC and creator Stephen Knight
Taboo is a grimy, gritty, and dark period drama series starring Tom Hardy in the lead. BBC has confirmed that the series will be returning for a second season.
The drama is written by Steven Knight, the creator behind another cult hit Peaky Blinders, and the second season will be returning with eight episodes. Lead star Hardy also said that there was more of the story left to tell. We haven’t received an official air date, but Knight had been talking about the renewal, and during an interview with RadioTimes.com, he said that he was expecting two more seasons.
The series will be airing on BBC1 in the UK and FX in the United States.
What to expect
Knight gave a hint about what’s yet to come, by saying that he will be taking James Delaney to the bee world, following the finale of the first season, which had Delaney sailing off to the sunset.
Veteran director Ridley Scott is on board the series as the executive producer, and shared his excitement of having BBC1 and FX continuing the series, so that the audience gets to see more adventures of the devil Delaney and the league of the damned. Scott also thanked the show’s partners for presenting the series as the “dark, dirty brute drama that it is.”
Actually, it was expected that the show will get more seasons after BBC shared the news of the show’s success in the BBC iPlayer, where episode 1 of Taboo earned BBC its third highest iPlayer audience ever, after Sherlock and the one season drama Murdered By My Boyfriend.
Once we receive a trailer and release date, we will be updating the article.