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‘Peaky Blinders’ showrunner teases ‘Taboo’ season 2 filming details

Tom Hardy fans were pleased with his 2017 vanity project Taboo which began streaming on Netflix this year. Created by Peaky Blinders showrunner Steven Knight, this gothic tale of revenge is directed by Kristoffer Nyholm and Anders Engstrom. 

Following eight, grim episodes in the first season, Taboo is now coming back for season two after five long years. 

Knight spoke to Broadcast Now, teasing news regarding commencing filming for the second season, saying, “I imagine that it will start production towards the end of next year.”

He added, “We [Hardy and Knight] are both keen to continue and there are lots of people who want us to continue in that direction. It’s been a question of schedules and deciding where it goes next.”

Steven Knight talked about how they are “still playing with ideas.” He said, “you could go linear, a continuation of time, or we could drop prior to London, 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.”

In this tale of revenge, gore, spies, slaves, gunpowder, supernatural and incest set in the 19th century London, Hardy stars in the lead as the mysterious and impenetrable James Delaney, alongside other brilliant actors, namely Jessie Buckley, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Graham, Tom Hollander, Oona Chaplin, Michael Kelly etc. 

Peaky Blinders has come to an end and Knight is currently working on a BBC show called Two Tone that is “literally very close to home: and is set in the 70s and 80s. 

With elaborate costumes, melancholic background score and gloomy cinematography, Hardy’s Taboo is a must-watch for gothic enthusiasts who have a penchant for the grotesque. 

Watch the first season of Taboo on Netflix now.