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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Series cast summary:
Tom Hardy ...  James Keziah Delaney 9 episodes, 2017
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
Lewin Lloyd ...  Temple 4 episodes, 2017
Edward Fox ...  Horace Delaney 4 episodes, 2017
Lucian Msamati ...  George Chichester 4 episodes, 2017
Fiona Skinner ...  Brighton 4 episodes, 2017
Rob Parker Rob Parker ...  Cole 3 episodes, 2017
Christopher Fairbank ...  Ibbotson 3 episodes, 2017
Marina Hands ...  Countess Musgrove 3 episodes, 2017
Evelyn Van Marle Evelyn Van Marle ...  Mudlark Girl 2 episodes, 2017
Alfie Mackay Alfie Mackay ...  Mudlark Boy 2 episodes, 2017
Donovan Louie Donovan Louie ...  The Malay 2 episodes, 2017
Larrington Walker ...  Street Beggar 2 episodes, 2017
David Houston David Houston ...  Ship's Captain 2 episodes, 2017
Brian Nickels ...  Luis 2 episodes, 2017
Daniel Tuite ...  Palace Servant 2 episodes, 2017
James Oliver Wheatley ...  Tower Guard 2 episodes, 2017
Jordan Long ...  Walsall 2 episodes, 2017
Tom Godwin Tom Godwin ...  Surgeon 2 episodes, 2017
The Hanover Band The Hanover Band ...  Concert Musicians 2 episodes, 2017
Jak Ford-Lane ...  Junior Clerk 2 episodes, 2017
Raj Ghatak ...  Musgrove's Butler 2 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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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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Possibly the best acting on television I've ever watched....
20 February 2017 | by gamertabooSee all my reviews

Obviously it's not hard to see why, with Tom Hardy leading...

This show is so amazing it's hard to find the words. It's like one huge elaborate puzzle, and only Tom Hardy knows the way to the finish. And we all just get to sit back and watch him take us there. Though I don't want to diminish any of the other actors, as literally each one of them are all doing a very superb job. Taboo literally has the best all around acting in a television show that I've ever seen. At the end of every episode, it is unbearable to think that I have to wait another week to see what happens next.

The time period for this show, for me personally, sets the entire mood. It REALLY gives off a sort of Old London, Jack the Ripper feel while watching it. I'm not sure how else to describe the mood of the show, but that feels right.

Tom Hardy's character commands the screen. When he's on, you don't want to miss a single word or grunt. Taboo also has some great dark humor to release stress build-up at crucial times.

I apologize if I'm being vague, but I don't want to spoil a single thing. If you are looking for a show to watch, look no further.


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