BBD confirmed: The drama series, Taboo BBC starring Tom Hardy, will be back on TV for a second season.
Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, wrote the drama. It will officially return with eight new episodes to BBC1 since Tom shared that there was more story to tell.
The air date for the second season is still not revealed. However, writer Steven has been confident of a renewal before. He told to RadioTimes.com that he was expecting two more series at the minimum.
“We think it has got a two and a three certainly, that’s the plan,” Knight told. “After that who knows? This series is eight parts – it’s a lot of time.”
BBC1 will continue to broadcast Taboo BBC in the UK. While in the United States, the series will be broadcasted by FX. Following the news of the renewal, ‘Taboo’ star said, “We are grateful and excited to continue our relationship with the BBC and FX in contributing towards British drama. Fantastic news.”
Steven Knight gave a hint of what to expect from season 2. He revealed that he would be taking James Delaney to the new world, following the finale of season 1 that showed Delaney sail off into the sunset.
“James Delaney will continue to explore many realities as he takes his band of misfits to a new world, thanks to FX and the BBC, partners who could not be more suited to collaborating in ground breaking work,” Knight said.
The executive producer of the show, Ridley Scott, continued, “We’re thrilled people want to know what happens next and that the BBC and FX are up for more adventures with the devil Delaney and the league of the damned.
“Along with our international distributors, Sonar Entertainment, the BBC and FX have been great partners, supporting Taboo at every stage so it could be the dark, dirty brute of a drama that it is.”
The Taboo BBC said that Taboo has deserved its renewal in part because of its success on BBC iPlayer. It has gained a growing audience having in mind its unusual Saturday night slot. The first episode of Taboo earned the BBC its third highest iPlayer audience ever. It was just behind Sherlock and one-off drama Murdered By My Boyfriend.
“Launching in a new Saturday night slot on BBC1 provided us with an opportunity to take risks and showcase distinctive drama; and the growing talk-ability of Taboo BBC has engaged younger audiences seeing record numbers coming to iPlayer, with the availability of the box set maximising audiences even further,” said director of BBC content Charlotte Moore. “A second series can’t come soon enough.”