The Tom Hardy event series “Taboo” now has a director.
Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm, who made a name for himself directing the acclaimed Scandinavian series “The Killing”, will fill the directorial role for the first half of Tom Hardy‘s event series “Taboo”. Nyholm, credited with a major role in the rise of “Nordic Noir”, will direct the first four episodes out of the eight-part series.
Hardy will play the role of James Keziah Delaney, who returns to London in 1813 after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Determined to right the wrongs of the past, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, while playing a dangerous game between two warring nations.
Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London will be producing with Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker for BBC One and FX, with Sonar Entertainment distributing internationally. Executive producers include Scott and Kate Crowe for Scott Free, Hardy and Dean Baker for Hardy Son & Baker, Gene Stein for Sonar Entertainment, and Knight, with Timothy Bricknell serving as producer.
“Taboo” is based on an original story by Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy, who will also serve as consulting producer.
Hardy has become omnipresent onscreen, most recently playing the lead role in George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road“. He will next been seen in Brian Helgeland’s “Legend” playing both Kray Twins, as well as alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant“.
Filming for “Taboo” is set to start in November in the UK.