In 2017, when Taboo originally aired, it quickly became a fan favorite. Concerns about the 2022 renewal have yet to be addressed. We are, indeed, discussing the second season of Taboo’s renewal mystery.
Critics have largely praised the show, complimenting Hardy’s acting, the show’s visuals, and the show’s tempo.
James Delaney (Tom Hardy) spends twelve years in Africa, and in 1814 he returns to England with fourteen stolen diamonds. This kicks off the first of eight episodes.
He is grieving the loss of his father as the conflict with the United States reaches its climax. The story delves into the seedy underbelly of Victorian London, examining everything from political and economic corruption to gangs, the plight of the working class, and the rising of the wealthy.
Taboo Season 2 Release Date
There’s been no word on when season 2 of Taboo will premiere, but at this rate, it won’t be until late 2023 at the earliest. Since filming on the second season of Taboo has not yet begun, the show’s premiere date has not been revealed.
In spite of this, Knight updated the audience on the status of season 2 in November 2021, saying that the bulk of the content has already been written.
Knight told Collider that “six of the eight [episodes] are written” and that they are “working to get stars aligned so that we can get our star [Hardy] back on set.”
Given Hardy’s hectic schedule, he estimated that production wouldn’t begin until “early 2023.”
Accordingly, it is unlikely that we will see it before the end of the same year.
Meanwhile, Hardy and his Taboo co-star Stephen Graham both appear in the last season of Steven Knight’s gangster thriller, Peaky Blinders.
Graham plays Jewish dockworker Hayden Stagg while Tom Hardy is Jewish gangster Alfred “Alfie” Solomons.
There has been no on-screen interaction between the two, however.
Taboo Season 2 Plot
James, Atticus, Michael, and the rest of the Taboo cast left for America on a ship arranged by Strange at the end of Season 1.
Unfortunately, the group has a traitor among them and must exercise caution. Season 2 is almost here, and creator Steve Knight has already hinted that things are going to heat up, with opiates and other drugs taking center stage.
In the following season, we may also see the group discover new enemies, such as the American spy web Colonnade. The espionage plot will play a major role in the show. James Delaney’s past will be explored in the eight-part series, shedding new insight into the legacy his late father left behind.
It’s also possible that the protagonist’s ambitions will be impacted by the political battle between Britain and the United States. So, it’s safe to say that followers of the series have a lot to look forward to.
Taboo Season 2 Cast
Since he and his father, Chips Hardy, co-created Taboo, Hardy is the only cast member who has been confirmed to return for season two.
In 2017, we had the opportunity to talk to Hardy about the show’s beginnings “The role of Bill Sykes in Oliver Twist (miniseries, BBC One, 2007) was a major factor in this.
“I wanted to play every legendary character rolled into one,” he said. “Bill Sykes, Sherlock Holmes, Hannibal Lecter, Heathcliff, Marlow [from Heart of Darkness], etc.”
In an interview with Collider, Knight revealed the surprising reason behind his excellent working relationship with the show’s main star.
Because we don’t socialize, I think it works,” he remarked. “Occasionally, although seldom, we will. The job itself, in my opinion, is the central focus of the partnership.
“Tom’s greatness lies in the fact that this work is his true calling. The performance. Celebrities don’t hold any interest in him. But acting is a passion of his. Creating is a passion of his, both in terms of method and product.
“It’s great to have someone you can trust to genuinely deliver what you do, and having him accessible on occasion to play roles that you’ve written is excellent.
Mark Gatiss (Prince Regent), Stephen Graham (Atticus), David Hayman (Brace), Edward Hogg (Michael Godfrey), Jason Watkins (Solomon Coop), and Nicholas Woodeson (Jessie Buckley) are among the main cast members that may return (Robert Thoyt).
The recurrent cast members include Scrooge McDuck (French Bill), Abraham Appleby (Roger Ashton Griffiths), George Cholmondeley (Tom Hollander), and Countess Musgrove (Marina Hands), George Chester (Lucian Msamati), and Robert Delaney (Louis Serkis), could potentially return.
Cast members Oona Chaplin (Zilpha Geary), Jefferson Hall (Thorne Geary), Leo Bill (Benjamin Wilton), Michael Kelly (Edgar Dumbarton), and Jonathan Pryce (Theo Dumbarton) were all killed off in the first season and are therefore not expected to return unless they continue to haunt James Delaney from beyond the grave (Sir Stuart Strange).
Keep this page bookmarked for all the latest cast news as we approach the second season.