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Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.
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Delaney delivers an ultimatum, arrangements for immediate departure begin, while Strange has a final ace to play.


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 James Keziah Delaney (10 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Brace (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Sir Stuart Strange (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Zilpha Geary (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Pettifer (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Wilton (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Godfrey (8 episodes, 2017)
Ruby-May Martinwood ...
 Winter (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Lorna Bow (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Atticus (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Helga (7 episodes, 2017)
James Greaves ...
 Strange's Clerk (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Dumbarton (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Robert (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Thorne Geary (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Solomon Coop (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Martinez (6 episodes, 2017)
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 French Bill (6 episodes, 2017)
Tallulah Rose Haddon ...
 Pearl (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Cholmondeley (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Robert Thoyt / ... (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Prince Regent (5 episodes, 2017)
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James Keziah Delaney returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations, Britain and America.

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Oona Chaplin, Jonathan Pryce, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Mark Gatiss, Lucian Msamati, Tim Plester and Nicholas Blane all had roles on the HBO series, Game of Thrones (2011) as Talisa Meagyr (Chaplin), the High Sparrow (Pryce), Mace Tyrell (Ashton-Griffiths), Tycho Nestoris (Gatiss), Salladhor Saan (Msamati), Black Walda Rivers (Plester) and Spice-Qarth Council Member respectively. See more »

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Possibly the best acting on television I've ever watched....
20 February 2017 | by (IL, US) – See all my reviews

Obviously it's not hard to see why, with Tom Hardy leading...

This show is so amazing it's hard to find the words. It's like one huge elaborate puzzle, and only Tom Hardy knows the way to the finish. And we all just get to sit back and watch him take us there. Though I don't want to diminish any of the other actors, as literally each one of them are all doing a very superb job. Taboo literally has the best all around acting in a television show that I've ever seen. At the end of every episode, it is unbearable to think that I have to wait another week to see what happens next.

The time period for this show, for me personally, sets the entire mood. It REALLY gives off a sort of Old London, Jack the Ripper feel while watching it. I'm not sure how else to describe the mood of the show, but that feels right.

Tom Hardy's character commands the screen. When he's on, you don't want to miss a single word or grunt. Taboo also has some great dark humor to release stress build-up at crucial times.

I apologize if I'm being vague, but I don't want to spoil a single thing. If you are looking for a show to watch, look no further.


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