I will repeat, Taboo is a MUST SEE. If you are one of my fellow Game of Thrones, WestWorld, or Stranger Things followers, then Taboo is right up your street. The new mini series promises to be a darker & grittier show, and is made in cooperation between both BBC One and FX. Tom Hardy, the star of Taboo, is known to deliver stellar performances as complex psychopaths, including his particularly famous role as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Given the studios and actors involved, we could hardly wait to watch the premiere last night!
The mini series is set in 1814, and follows the story of a man who was long presumed dead — one James Keziah Delaney. He returns home to London from Africa in possession of 14 ill-gotten diamonds and seeking to avenge his father’s death. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.
BEWARE, SPOILERS BELOW!
The first episode premiered in the US last night, and it was a rich and engrossing episode to say the least. The story begins with the return of the mysterious James Keziah Delaney during his father’s funeral. In 1814 London, this would make him the natural and rightful heir to his fathers property, estate and so forth. Included in this estate is a small batch of land called “Nootka Sound”. This area of land is of great interest to a number of characters, and further fuels rumors already swirling about Delaney. The episode ends with a perplexing letter written candidly from his married sister, which leaves viewers with a number of questions. Overall, the show delivered a mystical, dark and rich storyline.
Below is the trailer for the first season. We recommend that you watch it, then watch the first episode and join the Taboo crew!