First Look: Tom Hardy’s new FX/BBC One Drama TABOO

Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy’s new 8 episode drama co-production between FX Networks and BBC One, TABOO, is expected to air sometime in 2017.  Today, the networks released a teaser trailer to give you your first look at the show.

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.

They had me at Tom Hardy (who, incidentally, came up with the idea for the story with his father Chips), but after that trailer, I’m even more in and can’t wait for 2017!