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‘Taboo’ Renewed for Season Two

Pickup Comes From FX and BBC America

FX and BBC America has picked-up scripted drama “Taboo” for a second season, citing 5.8 million total viewers weekly across all linear and non-linear. Debuting on FX on January 10th (and three days before BBC One), and set in 1814, the series begins with James Delaney (Tom Hardy) returning to England after 12 years in Africa with fourteen stolen diamonds, following the death of his father and as the war with the United States is nearing its end.

“Taboo’s first season was exceptional and its success on FX is testament to the creative excellence and dedication of the producers, cast and crew,” said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. “We are proud to again join BBC One and Sonar Entertainment in partnering with Scott Free London and Hardy Son & Baker on the second season and look forward to working again with the great Tom Hardy, Steven Knight, Ridley Scott, Chips Hardy and everyone who makes “Taboo” so remarkable.”

The number of new episodes of “Taboo” has not been confirmed.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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