Hardy will be back as the star of his hit supernatural drama Taboo, which is set to be ‘dark and dirty’. The gripping series one finale saw James Delaney, who returned to London to reclaim his inheritance from his late father, lead his band of merry men and women onto a ship bound for Ponta Delgada after a massive shootout.
Series two will explore what happened to those who boarded the ship and headed for the new world. The Venom star said: ‘We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX in contributing towards British drama. Fantastic news.’ Creator Steven Knight hinted at what was to come in a statement, saying: ‘James Delaney will continue to explore many realities as he takes his band of misfits to a new world, thanks to FX and the BBC, partners who could not be more suited to collaborating in ground breaking work.’
And director Ridley Scott, who served as executive producer on the show, said: ‘We’re thrilled 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. ‘Along with our international distributors, Sonar Entertainment, the BBC and FX have been great partners, supporting Taboo at every stage so it could be the dark, dirty brute of a drama that it is.’ James Delaney is on course to find a whole new world in season two (Picture: BBC) Even before season two had been officially confirmed, Tom – who also worked with Knight on Peaky Blinders – was pretty confident it was going to return. Asked about season two being ‘the birth of a nation’ by Entertainment Weekly last year, Hardy said: ‘We’re onto the next stage. The key really is Colonnade. When he says, “We are Americans,” James is very ambiguous with how much information he’s going to give. In his mind, you will know when the time is right.’ And when they quizzed the actor about the BBC giving season two the green light, he simply replied: ‘Oh god, yeah.’
Meanwhile Knight said: ‘In my mind, explosive stuff is going to happen, which will be great, should it happen. ‘There’s a great destination for it, but I don’t know if we’re in a position to talk about the actual details of it.’