Earlier this month, the BBC officially announced that Tom Hardy's Victorian crime caper Taboo would be coming back for a second series, which means more James Delaney, more of his grimy cohorts from the league of the damned, and even more grunting.
In the lead-up to Taboo season two's broadcast, we're going to compile all the latest news in one place. Here's what we've got so far.
* INVESTIGATIVE GRUNT*
Taboo Season 2: Release Date
The first season aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 7 January 2017, followed by the United States premiere on FX on 10 January 2017.
So, while an official air date has yet to be announced, we'd predict a similar scheduling for Taboo season two – probably around January 2019 (what with how long it takes to put a TV show together when you're working with an actor as high-profile as Tom Hardy).
"We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX in contributing towards British drama. Fantastic news," Hardy said after the Beeb announced the second season.
Sir Ridley Scott, who will again executive produce the series, added: "We're thrilled people want to know what happens next and that the BBC and FX are up for more adventures with the devil Delaney and the league of the damned."
Taboo Season 2: Cast
So far, Tom Hardy's the only definite to return for Taboo season two (he did co-create it with his dad, Chips Hardy, after all) but, as it often feels like he's playing several different characters at the same time, it's like getting five confirmed cast members for the price of one.
Hardy spoke to us about the show's origins last year, saying that: "It came about from doing [BBC One's 2007 miniseries] Oliver Twist and playing Bill Sykes," Hardy said. "To be bluntly honest, I wanted to play Bill Sykes, Sherlock Holmes, Hannibal Lecter, Heathcliff, Marlow [from Heart of Darkness]... just every classical character in one."
Of course, it's not a one man (five men?) show, so keep checking this page – we'll be updating it in the run up to the new series. Keep it bookmarked it for all the latest cast announcements.
Taboo Season 2: Plot
Obviously it's way too early for specific plot details, but creator / writer Steven Knight has given us some clues as to where he'll be taking James' story.
"In my mind, explosive stuff is going to happen, which will be great," Knight said. "There's a great destination for it, but I don't know if we're in a position to talk about the actual details of it."
Hardy has also given hints, suggesting Taboo Season 2 will revolve around Colonnade.
"When he says, 'We are Americans', James is very ambiguous with how much information he's going to give," he said. "In his mind, you will know when the time is right."
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