Set in 1813, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds and seeking to avenge his father’s death. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.
Last Episode01x08 Episode 8 (Season Finale) Aired: Feb. 25, 2017
As James Delaney conspires to escape, an enraged Prince Regent unleashes one final plan to destroy him. Written by Steven Knight; directed by …
Series Fun Facts
- 'Taboo' airs first in the UK every Saturday on BBC One then follows in North America on Tuesdays.
- Helga's last name is "von Hinten", which means "from behind" in German.
- The plot device of a dispute over territory on the border between America and Canada is based on a real location. Nootka Sound does indeed sit to the west of Vancouver. At its northern tip is…
[show]The plot device of a dispute over territory on the border between America and Canada is based on a real location. Nootka Sound does indeed sit to the west of Vancouver. At its northern tip is Port Hardy. It is named for Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, 1st Baronet and Flag Captain for Admiral Lord Nelson. He was captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and the 'Hardy' made famous in Nelson's last words: 'Kiss me Hardy'. The series was co-created by star Tom Hardy and his father, 'Chips'