When is Tom Hardy's BBC One drama Taboo going to be on?

The BBC has confirmed the air date for Tom Hardy's new drama Taboo.

Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.


Starring alongside Hardy are Michael Kelly, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, Franka Potente, Stephen Graham, Tom Hollander, David Hayman, Jessie Buckley, Jefferson Hall, Ed Hogg, Leo Bill, Christopher Fairbank, Richard Dixon, Jason Watkins, Nicholas Woodeson and Lucian Msamati.

Talent behind the camera includes Director of Photography Mark Patten, Production Designer Sonja Klaus, Costume Designer Joanna Eatwell and Casting Director Nina Gold.

Ridley Scott’s Scott Free London and Tom Hardy’s Hardy Son & Baker are producing for FX and BBC One with Sonar Entertainment distributing worldwide outside the UK. Executive producers are Ridley Scott and Kate Crowe for Scott Free, Tom Hardy and Dean Baker for Hardy Son & Baker, and Steven Knight, with Timothy Bricknell producing. Taboo is directed by Kristoffer Nyholm, and reunites Hardy and Knight for their third collaboration following Locke and Peaky Blinders.

Tom Hardy's most recent work includes starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, the lead role in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, and playing both Kray Twins in Brian Helgeland’s Legend.

 The new eight-part series will begin on Saturday 7 January 2017 on BBC1.