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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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Series cast summary:
Tom Hardy ...  James Keziah Delaney 10 episodes, 2017-2018
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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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tabu See more »

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16:9 HD
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So far I see nominations for such an amazing TV show
21 January 2017 | by scott-vshott-471-991764See all my reviews

I know this is in its first season, but I'm blown away with the performances and cast and sets that these crews have done. The story line is edgy and keeps me wanting more, I look forward to more seasons of Taboo; I love that the main character James Delaney has flash backs and what appears to be some type of gift of a 6th sense to communicate with spirits & see things / communicate through fire as James Delaney is half native Indian / Métis and has absorbed other cultures. I'm not sure if this TV Series is completely fiction or loosely based on a true story (I haven't done my research). I applaud the writers that put this together either way so far so good, this TV series is amazing and one to watch out for at award shows. Great Job 10 out of 10


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