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10 January 2017 1:37 PM, PST
You only need to watch about 90 seconds of Taboo to realize that it obviously has Peaky Blinders‘ Steven Knight behind it. Give it another five minutes and it’s hard to keep from expecting Cillian Murphy to walk around a corner. For that show’s cult following, the sell is probably over with the trailer. If grimy period pieces that serve as showcases for the costume department and feature characters that give off an air that suggests they might start slaughtering people at any moment are your bag, you know all you need to.
Those who need more will find anything they might be looking for in Tom Hardy‘s eerie depiction of a man who returns from Africa to take over his father’s business. James Delaney is a man with a checkered past, who left for Africa ten years ago and spent much of that time presumed dead. »
- Marc Eastman