Steve Knight is one of the most sought out directors in the industry at the moment. In addition to being the creator of shows like Peaky Blinders and See, he’s a well-renowned director. And Taboo is one of his most ambitious work yet. Created for BBC, the show premiered on January 7, 2017. In total, the series aired eight episodes. Taboo gained high viewership count during and after its run. Also, The show received very positive reactions from both critics and viewers. Notably, Tom Hardy’s performance, the pacing, and the aesthetic collected massive praise.
Taboo Season 2: Release date
The first season ended in February 2017, and the BBC renewed the series a month later. In addition, reports indicated that filming would start sometime in 2018/2019. But for a variety of reasons, it didn’t happen. And due to the lack of official news, rumors began to circulate about the cancellation of the show. However, Steve Knight recently confirmed that work on season two’s script is close to completion. Also, production would start as soon as the scheduling works out. Though considering the current situation, production doesn’t seem to start soon. At the moment, we are expecting a release date for the second season in 2022.
Taboo Season 2: Probable Cast
A lot of the cast has not been confirmed by the producers of the show. We know, though that Tom Hardy is going to return to his role as James Delaney. Apart from him, we think that Stephen Atticus will be coming back as Atticus.
Along with them, David Hayman would be back to portray Brace. Also, Jessie Buckley (Lorna), Mark Gatiss (Prince George), Edward Hogg (Michael) might make their return. However we’re not expecting Oona Chaplin to return as Zilpha in season two.
Taboo Season 2: Storyline
Set in the early nineteenth century, Taboo follows James Delaney. After his father’s death, he returns to London from Africa. The story centres around the dark politics of Britain as the country starts on the path of colonialism. The story also delves into the mystery surrounding James and his plans.
In essence, Taboo is a historical drama/ political thriller. And it tells the story of the early industrial society of London.