Steve Knight is one of the most sought out directors in the industry at the moment. In addition to being the creator of shows like Peaky Blinders and See, he’s a well-renowned director. And Taboo is one of his most ambitious work yet. Created for BBC, the show premiered on January 7, 2017. In total, the series aired eight episodes. Taboo gained high viewership count during and after its run. Also, The show received very positive reactions from both critics and viewers. Notably, Tom Hardy’s performance, the pacing, and the aesthetic collected massive praise.
Taboo Season 2: Release date
The first season concluded airing in February 2017, and a month later, BBC renewed the series. Additionally, reports suggested that filming would begin sometime in 2018/2019. But, because of various reasons, it didn’t happen. And due to lack of official news, rumors began circulating of the show’s cancellation.
However, Steve Knight recently confirmed that work on season two’s script is close to completion. Also, production would begin as soon as the scheduling works out. Though considering the current situation, it seems like production won’t start anytime soon. At the moment, we expect a 2022 release date for the second season.
Taboo Season 2: Possible Cast
The producers of the show haven’t confirmed much of the cast. Though, we know that Tom Hardy will reprise his role as James Delaney. Apart from him, we guess Stephen Atticus would return as Atticus. Joining them, David Hayman would be back to portray Brace. Also, Jessie Buckley (Lorna), Mark Gatiss (Prince George), Edward Hogg (Michael) might make their return as well. However, we don’t expect Oona Chaplin to return as Zilpha in season two.
Taboo Season 2: Expected plot
Though we don’t have any official synopsis for season two, the series creator has given some hints. According to him, chapter two will take place in America, and narcotics will play a more significant part. Furthermore, Tom Hardy has suggested that the next season will explore James’ true heritage. Also, the second season will delve into the strange past of James.
Historically speaking, the upcoming season will see the relaxation of political tension between the U.S and Britain. And, viewers will also learn how that affects James’ plans. The U.S spy network ‘Colonnade’ might play a prominent part in it as well. Of course, we expect the show to answer many of its unanswered questions.
Taboo Season 2: Storyline
Set in the early nineteenth century, Taboo follows James Delaney. After his father’s death, he returns to London from Africa. The story centres around the dark politics of Britain as the country starts on the path of colonialism. The story also delves into the mystery surrounding James and his plans.
In essence, Taboo is a historical drama/ political thriller. And it tells the story of the early industrial society of London.
Taboo Season 2: Future possibility
Fans need not fret about the series ending anytime soon. The series creator has said that Taboo would be a three-season series. So, fans can expect the third chapter after season two comes out.
Taboo Season 2: Trailer
As we’ve mentioned, the series hasn’t entered production. Thus, a trailer is off the cards for now. However, we’ll let you know if new info is available. Till then, keep following the page.
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