If you are finding yourself fiendishly searching for your next TV show addiction, look no further than the new Steven Knight miniseries Taboo. FX, coming off the success of the first season of the brilliant American Crime Story, is likely to keep the winning streak going with this eight episode series. Also, it’s nice to see they’re adopting the trend of short seasons, something much easier to digest and very popular in the UK.
The series, set in 1814, follows adventurer James Keziah Delaney as he returns from Africa to inherit his father’s shipping empire. What ensues (based on the trailer) is a lot of violence, chaos and betrayal, ultimately leading to Tom Hardy being completely covered in blood at some point (that’s just our guess). He’ll probably also lose everything and gain it all back again. Yes, we’ve seen this plot before, but we must say it’s never looked this good.