Early in 2017, the BBC announced that Tom Hardy’s 19th-century romp Taboo would return for a taboo season 2. This meant that there would be more James Delaney, more of his grubby League of the Damned associates, and even more grunting.
We’ve been waiting for five years, and nothing has happened. Season one of the BBC drama was a “phenomenal success,” according to director of content Charlotte Moore. She also noted that a big part of the show’s “record numbers” of viewers was attributable to its placement on BBC iplayer. We’re going to gather all the most recent news in one spot in the run-up to the upcoming broadcast of Taboo season two because that’s how we roll. Thanks to FX and the BBC, partners who could not be more suited to cooperating in ground-breaking work, James Delaney will continue to explore numerous worlds as he brings his band of misfits to a new universe, its creator Steven Knight promised at the time (via RadioTimes).
We’re glad 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, executive producer Ridley Scott continued.
Taboo’s growing talkability has drawn record numbers of younger viewers to iPlayer, and its availability as a box set has increased audience size even more. “Launching in a new Saturday night slot on BBC One provided us with the opportunity to take risks and showcase distinctive drama,” Moore said.
Here is all the information you require.
Taboo Season 2 Release date
Fans shouldn’t anticipate anything soon because the production date ends this year. Taboo season 2 might premiere as early as mid-to late-2023, but 2024 would be a more reasonable prediction. We did indicate some uplifting news.
However, 2018 passed quickly, with Hardy and Knight’s hectic schedules seemingly delaying more Taboo. Peaky Blinders is the brainchild of Knight. Additionally, he created See, the post-apocalyptic drama for Apple TV+, which stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, and wrote and directed Serenity, the thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. He recently collaborated with actors Connor Swindells and Jack O’Connell to create the drama series SAS: Rogue Heroes.
Hardy has also kept himself rather busy, appearing in both Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Additionally, he played a significant role in the 2020 film Capone. The cop thriller Havoc, directed by The Raid’s Gareth Evans, is also forthcoming.
Hardy and Knight are also collaborating on a new version of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for BBC One and FX.
Knight said it was a pleasure to adapt Dickens’ writing for the six-part limited series. Great Expectations was the second book I decided to adjust for the big screen, not just because of its ageless characters but also because of its incredibly current plot.
Taboo Season 2 Cast
Since he and his father, Chips Hardy, co-created Taboo, Hardy is now the only returning cast member who has been officially announced. The principal cast members who might make a comeback include Jason Watkins (Solomon Coop), Edward Hogg (Michael Godfrey), Lorna Bow/Delaney (Jessie Buckley), Mark Gatiss (the Prince Regent), Stephen Graham (Atticus), David Hayman (Brace), and Nicholas Woodeson (Robert Thoyt).
Louis Serkis (Robert, James Delaney’s half-brother) and Scroobius Pip (French Bill), as well as Roger Ashton Griffiths (Abraham Appleby), Tom Hollander (George Cholmondeley), Marina Hands (Countess Musgrove), Lucian Msamati (George Chester), and the cast members who have appeared on previous episodes and could all return.
The following cast members—Oona Chaplin as Zilpha Geary, Jefferson Hall as Thorne Geary, Leo Bill as Benjamin Wilton, Michael Kelly as Edward Dumbarton, and Jonathan Pryce as Jonathan—were all killed off in the first series and are therefore unlikely to return in taboo season 2, unless they haunt James Delaney from beyond the grave (Sir Stuart Strange).
Keep this page bookmarked for updates as we announce new cast members leading up to the second season.
The plot of Taboo Season 2
Steven Knight has given us some hints about where he’ll be heading to James’ story next. The first series ended with James and his surviving comrades leaving the ship for America.
However, despite significantly impacting season one, the war between Britain and America ended soon after the chapter’s events in early 1815. James may also learn more about his American ancestry through interactions with the Native American tribe to which his mother belonged. The answers to these questions may also shed light on other mysteries introduced in season one, such as the meaning of James’ tattoo and the less clear-cut facets of his background.
There is no trailer yet available for us to watch to get a glimpse of the second season of Taboo.
What’s taking so long with Taboo season 2?
Taboo 2 appeared to be just a year or so away. However, two things have caused a string of delays: Hardy has a full A-list schedule, with Venom and a little project called COVID consuming most of his time.
Taboo season 2 canceled or renewed?
The BBC stated in March 2019 that the show had been renewed for a second season. According to a prior statement made by Steven Knight to the Radio Times, “We think it has got a two and a three absolutely. So, that’s the plan,” it will eventually return for another eight episodes.
Taboo: Is it based on a true story?
Nootka is an amazing location, and the East India Company. So, was really fine in the late 18th century, even though Taboo is a work of fiction. In the Canadian province of British Columbia, Nootka is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Numerous inlets along the island’s Pacific shore, including The Sound.
Colonnade is a character in Taboo?
According to what Lorna and the Countess said, Colonade appears to be a member of the spy network in contact with the Americans. Given that we now know that Carlsbad/Countess Musgrove was only a pawn in the battle against the Crown and the East India Company, this person may be one of the organisers of the conflict.