Tom Hardy’s ‘Taboo’ Is Coming to America, So What Is This Amazing Show About?

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Actor Tom Hardy arrives on the red carpet for the Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 8, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for The Moet British Independent Film Awards)
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Oh, Tom Hardy, you beautiful sculpted god sent to this mortal earth. Sometimes it even hurts to look at you. And that just got a little more difficult to avoid, since it was announced on Tuesday that the show Tom Hardy would be starring in, FX's Taboo, will be coming to our U.S. televisions sometime in 2016. I know, I know, 2016 is really far away, and you want Tom Hardy now. Well, good things come to those who wait, and this new series, produced by BBC One, is sure to be a good thing. 

Although the title doesn't give away too much (OK, it doesn't give anything away) about what the show is going to be about, reports are giving us a few crucial details about the upcoming eight-episode period drama. According to The Hollywood ReporterTaboo is set in 1813, and follows an adventurer gone rogue who returns to England with "ill-fated diamonds" — points for giving audiences two pretty things to look at — looking to seek revenge for his father's death. 

Looking back to some middle school history classes, we know there was something very important going on in the world at that point in time. The War of 1812 was going on between the U.K. and America for two-and-a-half years, which will also play a role in the plot of the show. Hardy's character, according to reports, sets out to build a shipping empire that becomes intertwined in the war between the two countries. 

So we've got history lessons, Tom Hardy, war, diamonds, and Tom Hardy. What more could you possibly want? Hardy is also excited about the upcoming project, being quoted saying:

Taboo is the first major production our company, Hardy Son & Baker, is setting sail on, and it gives me great pleasure to know that we are in partnership with FX and the BBC.

If you take away anything from that, may it be that Hardy is looking forward to the project, and also knows how to slyly incorporate sailing puns for a character that "builds his own trade and shipping empire."  

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