The wait is over, people.
The period drama, Taboo, is finally on its way back with a bang for a second run. Steven Knight’s show featuring Tom Hardy as “Devil Delaney,” who took his revenge in London, is back with another set of episodes.
Will this be unsettling as the first? Who will survive the sea?
The show began late this year. So, it is likely to be aired on BBC1 in early 2020. “I’ve written the first six episodes, and there are two more to do,” Steven confirmed in February.
“We had a hiatus obviously because Charlotte [Riley, Tom Hardy’s wife] had a baby, but then we’ll be back on it,” he added.
The directors have kept the release date and any other suspense shots hidden and unknown. There is no trailer yet of the series to even gain a single insight into the second part. In Season Two, Delaney and his cohorts will be seen heading towards Ponta Delgada to look for US intelligence agent Colonnade and meet him.
“Taboo heads west and becomes a little bit more narcotic, more opium-affected. I’ve got a geographical sort of route for the thing to take,” Knight said in a conversation with Collider.
“I have a destination in mind, which is always nice to have if you’re setting off on this big journey, which is what writing three eight-hours is. It’s good to know where you’re headed.”, he added.
It seems like Steven himself is excited about the second season and can’t wait but mention these little revelations.
There are multiple plots to be followed in the second season, such as Delaney and company would be seen to continue the journey in the Azores or the secret of James’ tattoo.
James’ riot with the East India Company and Mark Gatiss’ Prince Regent will also be seen in the upcoming episodes.
Tom Hardy’s James Delaney has made his position and role permanent, but the return of the previous cast is uncertain. Along with Jessie Buckley’s Lorna Bucket, Tom Hollander’s Cholmondeley were seen getting injured in a clash with redcoats, so there remains a mystery as it is unclear if they would survive it or not.
Stephen Graham’s Atticus, Edward Hogg’s Michael, Mark Gatiss’ Prince Regent, and Scroobius Pip’s French Bill might be there in the cast, and we’d love to see them all once again.
Oona Chaplin’s Zilpha, Michael Kelly’s Dr. Dumbarton, Jonathan Pryce’s Stuart Strange, and Jefferson Hall’s Thorne did not survive the journey in the first season, and we are disheartened to see them go.
But, the second season would give us shivers down the spine as this offbeat drama cannot look more promising of entertainment.