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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 10 episodes, 2017-2019
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
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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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UK

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English

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Tabu See more »

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16:9 HD
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Oona Chaplin, Jonathan Pryce, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Mark Gatiss, Lucian Msamati, Tim Plester and Nicholas Blane all had roles on the HBO series, Game of Thrones (2011) as Talisa Meagyr (Chaplin), the High Sparrow (Pryce), Mace Tyrell (Ashton-Griffiths), Tycho Nestoris (Gatiss), Salladhor Saan (Msamati), Black Walder Rivers (Plester) and Spice-Qarth Council Member respectively. See more »

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Outstanding thus far - wait for next installment impatiently
28 January 2017 | by djg32514See all my reviews

Not much on television worth watching nowadays so it is a very pleasant surprise when a series of this caliber comes along. The depiction of 1800s Great Britain in all it's steamy vulgarity and corruption is intriguing and mesmerizing. Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy are at their outstanding best. The production quality and scenery is first rate. The acting throughout is of a rare quality in today's market. Tom Hardy does not disappoint in his character portrayal as the lead character. Mystery, treachery, intrigue and darkness are present in abundance in the first three episodes I have watched thus far. The reach of the East India company with its unscrupulous pursuit of power and wealth by any means has me drawn in. I cannot wait for the next episode! At a time when the majority of television series seem to be filled with political propaganda disguised as entertainment this series stands out. Nothing pc to see here. Excellent!!


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