Taboo is one of the most popular BBC TV drama series produced by Scott Free London and Hardy Son & Baker. The first season of Taboo aired on BBC in the year 2017. In the same year, BBC renewed the series for second season.
The BBC series Taboo is based on a story written by Tom and Chips Hardy. Taboo season 1 received an overwhelming response from the audience and critics alike and those who have it have been eagerly waiting to watch Taboo season 2.
If you are one of those waiting for Taboo season 2, you have come to the right place as we will be talking about each and everything we know so far about Taboo 2.
What BBC’s Taboo is all about?
The Taboo series was created by Steven Knight, Tom Hardy, and his father, Chips Hardy. The eight-part series which set in 1814 starts with James Delaney (Tom Hardy) coming back to England after staying over 10-years in Africa with fourteen stolen diamonds.
Post the death of his father and as the war with the United States is about to end, the series is a reference to the negative and dark side of London in 19th century, among them the political and business corruption, the gangs, the misery of the working class, the increase of wealth of the rich, etc.
Taboo season 2 release date: When will the second season of Taboo out?
Ever since the first season of Taboo released in January 2017, there are millions of people have been desperately waiting to watch Taboo season 2. The shooting for the Taboo season 2 was to begin in early 2018.
“I’m trying to write it as quickly as I can,” said series creator Steven Knight in mid-2017. “I would say we would hope to be shooting it… early next year.”
We have recently got our hands on the latest update regarding Taboo season 2. Steven Knight had announced that creation of the series was almost completed. However, he said that that shooting of Taboo season 2 would not start at anytime soon.
Taboo season 2 cast: Who will be in the cast of Taboo 2?
As of now, it is only Hardy, who has been confirmed to return for Taboo season two. Speaking about show’s origin, Hardy had told Digital Spy, “It came about from doing [BBC One’s 2007 miniseries] Oliver Twist and playing Bill Sykes. To be bluntly honest, I wanted to play Bill Sykes, Sherlock Holmes, Hannibal Lecter, Heathcliff, Marlow [from Heart of Darkness]… just every classical character in one.”
There are main cast members who are likely to be seen in Taboo season 2 are Lorna Bow/Delaney (Jessie Buckley), Mark Gatiss (the Prince Regent), Stephen Graham (Atticus), David Hayman (Brace), Edward Hogg (Michael Godfrey), Jason Watkins (Solomon Coop) and Nicholas Woodeson (Robert Thoyt).
There are people who are unlikely to reappear in the series which has the name of James Delaney from beyond the grave: Oona Chaplin (Zipla Geary), Jefferson Hall (Thorne Geary), Leo Bill (Benjamin Wilton), Michael Kelly (Edgar Dumbarton) and Jonathan Pryce (Sir Stuart Strange).
Taboo season 2 plot: What will happen in season two?
The first season of Taboo ended with James and his surviving allies setting sail for America, and Steven Knight has given us some clues as to where he will be taking James’ story next.
“In my mind, explosive stuff is going to happen, which will be great,” Knight said.
“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.” He has also teased that the show “heads west and becomes a little bit more narcotic, more opium-affected” in the second part.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly about Delaney’s allies and why they’re so drawn to him, Hardy said, “He’s assembled quite the diverse collective… There’s a strange nobility as well about that crew, the sort of not-so-polished members of society.”
“I think of the biggest things that we had in the original context of the series is that you realise that James is the least savage person in the room, whether around the company of the king. Those who are seen as more savage to those that are on the outside, those who are voiceless have kind of banded together to use their collective intelligence to become a force to be reckoned with.”
Taboo Season 2 Trailer: Is there a trailer for Taboo season two?
No, not yet. The makers of the series have not dropped the trailer of Taboo season 2 as of now. Before releasing any footage or clip of Taboo season two, the makers of the series are likely to drop its air date.
Till then, you can watch the trailer of Taboo season 1.