Tom Hardy is headed to the US and FX with his new historical drama, Taboo.
Bosses at the FX network have picked up The Dark Knight star’s new series, which is set in 1813 and follows an adventurer called James Keziah Delaney, played by Hardy.
“We are privileged to have landed Taboo and to work with this exceptional team led by Ridley, Tom and Steven,” said FX’s Eric Schrier Co-President of Original Programming in a statement. “Tom’s passion for this project, from conceiving the original idea with his father to portraying James Delaney, promises to infuse this epic story with great personal passion and credibility.”
It is based on an original story Hardy wrote with his father, and was adapted by Steven Knight, the writer and director of Hardy’s most recent film, Locke.
Ridley Scott will executive produce the project along with Hardy. It is set to air on FX in 2016, as well as BBC1 in the U.K.