Steven Knight has issued an update on one of his forthcoming television projects. The Peaky Blinders creator confirmed he is set to meet with Tom Hardy this week to discuss the second series of Taboo.
As reported in Broadcast, Knight appeared at the recent Creative Cities Convention in Digbeth. He told fans he will be meeting with Hardy, the star and co-creator of Taboo, in the coming week to talk about what could happen next in the series.
Knight explained: “I imagine that it will start production towards the end of next year. [Tom and I] are both keen to continue and there are lots of people who want us to continue in that direction. It’s been a question of schedules and deciding where it goes next.”
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Set in 19th century London, the first series of Taboo, which co-starred Jessie Buckley and Hardy’s fellow Peaky Blinders actor Stephen Graham, was a hit with fans. However, despite receiving favourable reviews when it aired on BBC One in 2017, no further episodes were ever confirmed.
The series follows James Delaney (played by Hardy), a man who returns to England from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire. As he tries to rebuild a life for himself, he finds himself trapped in a web of dark family secrets and betrayals.
Taboo season two isn’t the only project on Knight’s agenda. As well as reuniting with Tommy Shelby star Cillian Murphy for the hotly-anticipated Peaky Blinders film, he is also working on Two-Tone, a new BBC series focused on the world of ska and two-tone music in the 1970s and 80s.
The first series of Taboo is available to stream via Netflix
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