A. Quinton — Mar. 14th 2016
I’ve heard some speculation that Tom Hardy might be portraying a werewolf (or similar creature derived from African mythology) in the upcoming FX miniseries Taboo, but I don’t think so.Â FromÂ Variety:
Set in 1814, â€śTabooâ€ť follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his fatherâ€™s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his fatherâ€™s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. AÂ dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.
There’s enough going on there that an explicitly supernatural angle wouldÂ overloadÂ the plot. The flash of a bloody-mouthed someone (or something) in the trailer is more likely a reference to aÂ crazy experience Delany had during his lost decade in Africa, orÂ cut in from a scene depicting the “madness” plaguing hisÂ family. Although Hardy would make an excellent werewolf, don’t you think?
Taboo is an eight-episode miniseries co-produced byÂ FX and BBC One. As of today it has no official release date.