You may or may not recall a batch of paparazzi photos that saw Tom Hardy both half-naked and fully naked in the wilderness and flashing his Johnson to the cameras. Now you can see what all that effort was for. Duringof American Horror Story: Roanoke, FX released a TV spot for the miniseries . If memory serves, this same TV spot has just arrived online, featuring Hardy’s fearsome portrayal of James Keziah Delaney, a ghost from the past.
Taboo takes place in 1814 and follows James’ story. Thought to have been long dead, he returns to London from Africa to inherit his father’s shipping empire, but there are enemies looking to tear him down. There seems to be some sort of supernatural element, or perhaps that’s just the magic of producers Ridley Scott and Steven Knight (Locke). Nevertheless, the new spot puts a spotlight on the fantastical with James’ hallucinatory visions in the wild and he has seemingly un-aged.
Watch the new promo below.
Taboo, written by Hardy and his father Chip Hardy, also features Oona Chaplin, Michael Kelly, David Hayman, and Jonathan Pryce. It’s funny to watch Pryce, an actor from Pirates of the Caribbean, talking about the East Indian Trading Company.
The eight-episode miniseries will debut on FX sometime in early 2017. Here’s the official plot description:
Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.