But five years later, there’s still no trace of that project or answers to the burning questions the original series finale left us with.
“James Delaney will continue to explore many realities as he transports the group of misfits to a new world thanks to FX and the BBC, partners who may not be better suited to collaborate on groundbreaking work,” said the series creator. Steven Knight.
Executive producer Ridley Scott said: “We’re delighted that people want to know what’s next and that the BBC and FX are ready for more adventures with Devil Delaney and The League of the Damned.”
With Season 1 currently available on Netflix, fans may be wondering when Season 2 of the BBC series will air and what we can expect. Check out everything we know about the series below.
Taboo Season 2 Release Date Speculations
An official release date for Taboo Season 2 has yet to be announced as production for the new series has yet to begin. This may interest you: Mayans MC Season 4: Series Release Date, Cast & More.
But in November 2021, Knight released an update on season 2 of the series, revealing that most of it has been written.
Speaking to Collider, Knight said that “six out of eight [épisodes] written” and “trying to align the stars so that we can bring our star back” [Hardy] on the tray”.
Noting that Hardy was incredibly busy, he went on to speculate that filming would begin “early 2023” at the earliest.
What could happen in Taboo Season 2?
Following the events of Season 1, in Season 2, James Delaney (Tom Hardy) and his henchmen will head west to Ponta Delgada in the Azores to meet with US intelligence agent Colonnade.
“Taboo is shifting west and it’s a bit more narcotic, more opium,” said Steven Knight of the second series.
“I have some kind of geographic route to follow,” he added during a conversation with Collider.
“I have a goal in mind, if you’re embarking on this big journey, it’s always nice to write three to eight hours. It’s good to know where you’re going.”
The second series is expected to continue with Delaney and company on their journey to the shores of America, where Hardy’s quirky character can explore his late mother’s Native American heritage and lay claim to the Nootka Sound region that started the entire series.
Other topics of the plot include the secret of James’ tattoo and his encounter with the East India Company and the Prince Regent of Mark Gatiss.
In August 2021, Hardy shared some ideas for a second season and told Esquire, “The second season of Taboo is really important to me, and I thought a lot because I really enjoyed the first one.
“We’re still playing with ideas: we can go linear, it can be a continuation of time, or we can go before London, or we can take a quantum leap in time! I don’t know if I’m going towards orthodoxy – a series like this has already been written – but I don’t know if it’s the right way to go.”
Hardy continues, “I said in my head, ‘Let’s say they went to America, they went to Canada, look at 1968, the Tet Offensive, the Vietnam War, the CIA, the Viet Cong, the French in Saigon. …..
“Take the Delaney family tree into the woods and recreate the same family dynamics that happened in London, but with new people, how history and corruption repeat itself. It’s still taboo, still old, but 60’s There’s something fun about it.
“Or are we going back to the 1800s? The Napoleonic Wars? The American War of Independence? But nothing went through my heart, my mind, my office, and I thought to myself, ‘This is it!’ I said, so I am not satisfied.”
Check out our predictions here for more ideas on what might happen in Season 2, including some real historical events that might get in the way.
Taboo Season 2 Player Speculations
While it seems certain that Tom Hardy’s James Delaney will return, it is not so clear that the side roles of the series will continue.
After all, Jessie Buckley’s Lorna Bucket and Tom Hollander’s Cholmondeley were last seen badly injured after a battle with the Redcoats, and it’s unclear whether these characters will survive the journey west.
Other characters we’re more likely to see again include Stephen Graham’s Atticus, Edward Hogg’s Michael, Mark Gatiss’ Prince Regent, and Scroobius Pip’s French Bill.
Oona Chaplin’s Zilpha, Michael Kelly’s Dr. Dumbarton, Jonathan Pryce’s Stuart Strange, and Jefferson Hall’s Thorne all died in the first series.
Is there a Taboo season 2 trailer?
Unfortunately, there is no trailer for Taboo season 2 yet.
And it will probably be a long time before we see footage from the season as there are no shootings at the moment.
Taboo Season 1 is now available to stream on Netflix.
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