Tom Hardy's epic TV drama in pre-production

Tom HardyTom Hardy's next project, Taboo, is currently in pre-production in the UK, with an eye to principal photography starting in November.

Hardy, who is fast becoming a multi-hyphenate, has been developing the project with his father Chips for some time through their production company Hardy Son & Baker, alongside Scott Free Productions.

The period drama is set in the early 19th century, and sees Hardy's James Delaney, a rogue adventurer, head home to Britain from Africa to find his father has left him a mysterious legacy.  The 8 x 60 is for delivery to BBC One in the UK and FX in the US.

Ridley Scott, Hardy and writer Steven Knight are on board to executive produce, with Kristoffer Nyholm lined up to direct the first four episodes.

For a round-up of key hires, including producer, line producer, production designer and location manager, head over to Production Intelligence and log in to Taboo.

There are around 20 UK-based TV dramas currently in pre-production on Production Intelligence; click here to request a demo.


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Tom Hardy picture courtesy of Laurent Viteur/FilmMagic/Getty Images.

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