By Shiori Roy, 2019
The BBC officially announced that Tom Hardy’s 19th-century caper Taboo would be returning for season 2, as early 2017. This means the audience will see more of James Delaney with his grimy cohorts from the league of the damned. And of course, more grunting.
Taboo season 2 release date: When will it actually air?
The first season of the show aired on BBC One in the UK from January 7, 2017, followed by the US premiere on FX on January 10, 2017.
Filming on series two was originally supposed to begin in early 2018. “I’m trying to write it as quickly as I can,” said creator Steven Knight in mid-2017. “I would say we would hope to be shooting it, early next year.”
But 2018 came and went, with Hardy and Knight’s busy schedules apparently holding up Taboo. (Knight is the brains behind Peaky Blinders. He wrote and directed Serenity, the thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. He has also been occupied with See, a post-apocalyptic drama for Apple’s new streaming service, casting Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard.)
Hardy starred in Venom and is also set to appear in Fonzo a film about Al Capone. Also BBC’s A Christmas Carol (which Knight is also developing).
We got our last update in early 2019, but it wasn’t exactly the best. Knight revealed that the writing on the new series was “almost” finished. But filming wouldn’t begin until late 2019. Or even early 2020.
Taboo season 2 cast?
So far, Hardy’s the only confirmed the return of Taboo with season 2. He co-created it with his dad, Chips Hardy, after all.
Main cast members who could return include Lorna Bow/Delaney (Jessie Buckley), Mark Gatiss (the Prince Regent), Stephen Graham (Atticus). David Hayman (Brace), Edward Hogg (Michael Godfrey), Jason Watkins (Solomon Coop) and Nicholas Woodeson (Robert Thoyt) as well.
Then there’s the repeating cast – Scroobius Pip (French Bill), Roger Ashton Griffiths (Abraham Appleby), Tom Hollander (George Cholmondeley). Marina Hands (Countess Musgrove), Lucian Msamati (George Chister) and Louis Serkis (Robert, James Delaney’s half-brother) –who could also make a comeback.