Taboo Season 2: Release Date, Cast & Plot
Produced by Scott Fee London, Taboo is a television drama series that made its debut in January 2017. Set in 1814, it follows the story of James Delaney, who returns to England after twelve years with stolen diamonds to attend his father, Horace’s funeral. The BBC series has an element of drama and criminal violence. Following its airing in 2017, the show got renewed for a sequel in the same year. But sadly, the pandemic situation pushed back its release date. Now we have a new release date for Taboo Season 2. Read further to know more about the follow-up:
Taboo Season 2: Plot Details
Taboo Season 1 ended with James, Atticus, Michael, and others sailing off to America on a ship arranged by Strange. However, the gang must be careful as a traitor is also part of their gang. Coming to its second chapter, Steve Knight, the show’s creator, has dropped small hints previously that the tensions would be escalating in season two with opium and narcotics making the highlights. We could also witness the gang finding their new rivals in the upcoming season i.e. Colonnade, an American spy web. The secret agents are going to be at the center stage of the series. Besides, the eight-episode series will also make some unexpected revelations about James Delaney’s history and throw light on the legacy left behind James’s dead father. The political war between Britain and the United States is also likely to affect the protagonist’s plans. Thus, it can be said that there is a lot in store for the series’ fans.
Taboo Season 2: Release date
Back in 2017, Knight planned the early release of Taboo season two. However, Production shutdowns had delayed the film from a winter 2021 release to a summer 2022 release. But, unfortunately, we don’t see it sticking to these dates even this time. It is scheduled to be aired on 24th September 2021. Hoping that there is no further postponement and our wait comes to an end with its release.
Who is in the cast of Taboo Season 2?
Tom Hardy announced his return to the British drama series in 2018. Tom’s reappearance is not surprising as he is the one who introduced the story along with his father, Chips Hardy to the fans. So far, nothing has been disclosed about the cast members of Season 2. Yet we have fair assumptions that Season 1’s previous cast would make a comeback for the sequel. To name a few, characters such as Lorna Bow, Stephen Graham, Mark Gatiss, David Hayman, Jason Watkins, Edward Hogg, and Nicholas Woodeson would be returning. You could also expect new characters and faces in Season 2. The new additions to the cast would be an element of surprise for us as well.
It is expected that Taboo Season 2 would be dropped on BBC One and FX for UK and US viewers respectively. For more, watch this space.
UPDATES- Taboo season 2 will begin production in September. Once production begins, we’ll get new updates hopefully. The exact release date is yet to be announced. Knight predicted that because of Hardy’s busy schedule they wouldn’t even begin filming until “early 2023.” in an interview with collider
It was also reported that filming for Taboo season 2 was halted and went on a hiatus. You can check the post below:
We also got a glimpse of Tom Hardy’s new look for the upcoming season. Are you excited?
Although there aren’t many updates on the upcoming season, star Tom Hardy has dropped quite a few hints during his interview with Esquire. He explained that, “The second season of Taboo is really, really important to me, and it’s taken a lot of thinking, because I really enjoyed the first one and I want to be really fulfilled by the second one.”
He continued, “We’re still playing with ideas: you could go linear, a continuation of time, or we could drop prior to London [the first series starts with Delaney’s reappearance in the capital after a decade missing in Africa], or we could quantum-leap through time! I don’t know whether to go orthodox – there’s a series of that already written – but I don’t know if that’s the right way to go.”
Hardy very much said that he was ready to let his intuition run wild: “In my head I was thinking, ‘Let’s say they get to America, they get to Canada, fast-forward to 1968, the Tet Offensive, the Vietnam War, look at the CIA, the Viet Cong, the French in Saigon…. Take the Delaney family tree out in the jungle, and recreate the same family dynamics that were happening in London but with new people, thinking about how history and corruption repeats itself. It’s still Taboo, it’s still period, but it’s the Sixties. There’s something fun about that. Or do we go back to the 1800s? The Napoleonic Wars? The American War of Independence?’ But nothing’s crossed my heart and mind and desk where I’ve gone ‘That’s it!’ so I’m hanging fire.”
We’re excited and extremely looking forward to Tom Hardy’s ideas on Taboo season 2 and we think that it’s really going to be incredible just like the first season.
We’ll update this post once there are more new updates in the next few months. Till then, do watch out for this post for more!
This post was last updated on 23 September 2021.