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Taboo 

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Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tom Hardy ...  James Keziah Delaney 9 episodes, 2017-2020
David Hayman ...  Brace 8 episodes, 2017
Jonathan Pryce ...  Sir Stuart Strange 8 episodes, 2017
Oona Chaplin ...  Zilpha Geary 8 episodes, 2017
Richard Dixon ...  Pettifer 8 episodes, 2017
Leo Bill ...  Wilton 8 episodes, 2017
Edward Hogg ...  Godfrey 8 episodes, 2017
Ruby-May Martinwood Ruby-May Martinwood ...  Winter 7 episodes, 2017
Jessie Buckley ...  Lorna Bow 7 episodes, 2017
Stephen Graham ...  Atticus 7 episodes, 2017
Franka Potente ...  Helga 7 episodes, 2017
James Greaves James Greaves ...  Strange's Clerk 7 episodes, 2017
Michael Kelly ...  Dumbarton 7 episodes, 2017
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ...  Robert 6 episodes, 2017
Jefferson Hall ...  Thorne Geary 6 episodes, 2017
Jason Watkins ...  Solomon Coop 6 episodes, 2017
Danny Ligairi ...  Martinez 6 episodes, 2017
Scroobius Pip ...  French Bill 6 episodes, 2017
Tallulah Haddon ...  Pearl 6 episodes, 2017
Tom Hollander ...  Cholmondeley 5 episodes, 2017
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Robert Thoyt 5 episodes, 2017
Mark Gatiss ...  Prince Regent 5 episodes, 2017
Lewin Lloyd ...  Temple 4 episodes, 2017
Edward Fox ...  Horace Delaney 4 episodes, 2017
Lucian Msamati ...  George Chichester 4 episodes, 2017
Fiona Skinner ...  Brighton 4 episodes, 2017
Rob Parker Rob Parker ...  Cole 3 episodes, 2017
Christopher Fairbank ...  Ibbotson 3 episodes, 2017
Marina Hands ...  Countess Musgrove 3 episodes, 2017
Evelyn Van Marle Evelyn Van Marle ...  Mudlark Girl 2 episodes, 2017
Alfie Mackay Alfie Mackay ...  Mudlark Boy 2 episodes, 2017
Donovan Louie Donovan Louie ...  The Malay 2 episodes, 2017
Larrington Walker ...  Street Beggar 2 episodes, 2017
David Houston David Houston ...  Ship's Captain 2 episodes, 2017
Brian Nickels Brian Nickels ...  Luis 2 episodes, 2017
Daniel Tuite ...  Palace Servant 2 episodes, 2017
James Oliver Wheatley ...  Tower Guard 2 episodes, 2017
Jordan Long ...  Walsall 2 episodes, 2017
Tom Godwin Tom Godwin ...  Surgeon 2 episodes, 2017
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James Keziah Delaney returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations, Britain and America.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taboo See more »

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The language being spoken by Tom Hardy is Twi. It originates from the West African country of Ghana and a dialect of the Akan people. Twi is still widely spoken and arguably the most spoken native language in Ghana. See more »

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Every Taboo is Broken.
28 February 2017 | by RaoulDuke1See all my reviews

The first season of this show is excellently written and directed. Tom Hardy does an outstanding job. The historical material is an educator's dream, but the content is a school teacher's nightmare! Every taboo is broken, and in pre-Victorian England, that's a lot of taboos!

This TV show explores a part of history that is often glossed over. I definitely tried to research a little more about the war of 1812 while watching it. Some quite interesting things happened in that war. The British burned down Washington D.C.!

If I had one critique of this show, it would be that the color scheme is a little monotonous. I think they should take off the 19th century filter.

I definitely am looking forward to the next season. I really hope that the intricate plot development continues and becomes more historically interesting. It will be difficult, however, to live up to this outstanding first season. Please, give it a watch! Though not with children -


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